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Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 13, 2019

The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is one of America’s most distinctive and beloved national monuments, receiving more than two million visitors each year to revere its symbolic meaning and physical beauty. In his book, "The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, the Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch", Jim Merkel captures the legend, lore and spirit behind its conception and construction. Using interviews with the visionaries, finaglers, protesters and the intrepid workers who built the arch while one misstep away from peril, Merkel brings to light the stories that shaped the planning and the construction of one of the world’s most iconic structures. Merkel will share new information about the Arch grounds and museum and give insight to the relentless pursuit, innovation and toil that raised the Arch to the sky.


Time: 78 p.m.

Location: Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main St.

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, contact Tracy Wegman at 573-526-5296 or tracy.wegman@sos.mo.gov 

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