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St. Louis Storytelling Festival
May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Free
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Gateway Arch National Park Hosts Events in Honor of St. Louis Storytelling Festival 40th Anniversary

WHAT:           Beyond Labels: Bridging Cultural Differences Through Storytelling

WHERE:        Gateway Arch National Park, Arch Visitor Center Educational Classroom

WHEN:           Saturday, May 4, 2019

TIME:             10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COST:             Free. Registration is required at

DETAILS:            Experience the storytelling model developed by Israeli-born Noa Baum to bridge differences in our communities and classrooms. Discover how listening to and telling the story of the “other” can break through stereotypes and labels to the possibility of compassion and change. Explore how personal narratives can expand our understanding of history. Participants will learn an interactive model demonstrating how storytelling can be an effective tool to open dialogue and to foster peace and tolerance in communities. This is a great program for educators as well as community members. Participants will also learn techniques to deepen listening past opinions and labels, build community and make connections with others, explore diversity and appreciate differences, and understand how storytelling can enhance the study of history.


WHAT:           St. Louis Storytelling Festival 40th Anniversary Open House: A Public Celebration

WHERE:        Gateway Arch National Park, Arch Visitor Center Mezzanine

WHEN:           Saturday, May 4, 2019

TIME:             11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COST:             Free

DETAILS:            Celebrate the 40-year partnership between the park and the St. Louis Storytelling Festival! Visitors of all ages can participate in interactive activities, including viewing scenes of past festivals from the park’s photo collection, and sharing their favorite story. Jane Bergey, who helped coordinate the festival in the park 40 years ago, will share memories and stories of the first festivals. Storytellers Bobby Norfolk and Jim Gerst, who have told stories at the Arch over the years, will greet visitors. Refreshments will be served while supplies last.


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St. Louis, Missouri 63102
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