Commemorate the 49th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch at the Meet the Builders event. The National Park Service, along with the Jefferson National Parks Association invites the public to meet the builders of the Gateway Arch in the 1960s.
From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Arch's iron workers, electricians, sheet-metal workers, draftsmen, field engineers and x-ray technicians will greet guests and sign autographs. The builders will share personal stories and rarely see personal memorabilia and photographs chronicling their experience in constructing architect Eero Saarinen's unique vision.
The "Arch Perspective" exhibit will be on display, which showcases photos of the Arch through the years. There will also be screenings of the award-winning documentary Monument to the Dream throughout the day. National Park Rangers will be on site offering special activities related to the construction and history of the Arch.
At the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. The event is free.
More information: mohistory.org
Image courtesy of the Missouri History Museum
See the Zoo's California sea lions perform acrobatic and athletic feats, including Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, flipper walks, frisbee tosses and plenty of surprises. While on stage with the sea lions, the Zoo's trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, in addition to the need for conserving the sea lion's ocean habitat.
Through story and song, the play shines a light on their dreams, their times with family and friends, and the trials and tribulations they faced as children living in a divided and segregationist city. A full chorus sets the tone with spirituals and anthems of the Civil Rights Movement such as "Amazing Grace," "Oh, Freedom," and "Woke Up This Morning." This production is a collaboration between The Black Rep and COCA.
It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.