Want to explore the museum? Take a look at these 360 degree panoramic views of our galleries and exhibitions to experience our collections and learn more about us. View the statue of Jefferson at our South Entrance, our modern North Entrance, and our popular World's Fair and Lindbergh exhibits.Our permanent galleries, Seeking St. Louis: Currents 1764-1904, and Seeking St. Louis: Reflections 1904-2000, tell the story of a fascinating city representing more than 200 years of dreams, ideas and efforts.
Currents--Clark Council Room
Visitors will see artifacts related to transatlantic explorer William Clark's tenure (1808-1838) as a federal Indian agent in St. Louis. Clark's presence in St. Louis made the city a key site in the United States government's acquisition of Native American lands in the West.
Many of America's most talented musicians, playwrights and artists have called St. Louis home. Scott Joplin, Josephine Baker, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Tennessee Williams, Katherine Dunham and T. S. Eliot are among the talented men and women who made their mark on the cultural landscape.
Reflections -- Workers
Whether they are among thousands toiling in a factory or a lone entrepreneur launching an enterprise, most St. Louisans depend upon jobs to survive. This section puts a face on individual workers who have built St. Louis-including those who erected our most famous landmark, the Gateway Arch.