St. Louis from the Beginning - Free

by  Gateway Arch National Park

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In 1764, French fur traders founded St. Louis at what is now the base of the Gateway Arch. Join park rangers from Gateway Arch National Park to learn how this small, yet diverse settlement grew to become a thriving rivertown.

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30 mins.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Programs run Tuesday through Friday and begin at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, or 11:00 am (Central Standard Time). Programs must be booked at least 7-10 business days in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be canceled up to 24 hours before the program start time.

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Gateway Arch National Park

St. Louis, MO
United States

Diane Weber

Program Details


Students will join a park ranger via video conference for a live program. During the program, rangers will use images and video to bring history to life. Time will be allowed for questions at the end.


Students will be able to:
1. Explain how St. Louis was founded.
2. List factors that enabled St. Louis' growth.
3. Describe which groups of people have lived in the St. Louis area over time.