In honor of Women’s History Month, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in downtown St. Louis invites members of the public to participate in a mock trail highlighting the historic Virginia Minor vs. Happersett case. The Virginia Minor case was actually held in the Old Courthouse in the 1870’s and played a huge part in women’s right to vote. Mock trials of the Virginia Minor case will alternate with the Williams vs. Bellfontaine case, which dealt with segregation laws in the 1880’s. On Saturdays and Sundays throughout March at 3 p.m., visitors can read scripts, argue facts and decide a verdict in a historic courtroom. A minimum of six visitors are required for mock trial sessions to take place. If there are less than six participants on hand, a ranger-led discussion will replace the scheduled mock trial opportunity.

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  • Starting Saturday, March 9th, 2013, repeated every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sunday, March 31, 2013 @ 3:00 pm


The Old Courthouse

11 N 4th St
St Louis, MO 63102