New History Museum exhibit explores the Louisiana Purchase

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(KTVI)-St. Louis wouldn’t be the Gateway to the West without the Louisiana Purchase. Acquiring 828,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River, the United States doubled its size when it purchased the land from France

A new exhibit at the Missouri History Museum opens this weekend exploring the historic land deal. “The Louisiana Purchase: Making St. Louis, Remaking America” will feature loans from the National Archives and documents and artifacts from the Missouri History Museum’s collections. The exhibit will explore the complex negotiations related to The Louisiana Purchase and its aftereffect on St. Louis.

Read more in Sunday's A&E section of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Website: Missouri History Museum