Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Bloom Where You Are Planted Wednesday
The majestic Old Courthouse has remained over the past 150 years as one of St. Louis' most prominent architectural landmarks.
The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s.
You may tour this historic structure, and visit the restored courtrooms to learn more about our 19th century judicial system.
Also, there are many exhibits most of which are actual models or historic items rather than mere text or photographs, date back to 1764, at which time the St. Louis region was a French fur trading port. Other exhibits come from eras ranging from colonial times on up to the 20th century. The Old Courthouse served as an actual courthouse from the mid-19th century up until 1930.