MUSEUM UPDATES: $3 million
Funds raised for updates to the Museum will be used to:
The Museum redesign will create an updated and inviting space where visitors can learn about the intertwining of St. Louis’ civic and religious history. As the resting place of Bishop Joseph Rosati, the first Bishop of St. Louis, the Museum will once again be a place worthy of the historic artifacts and sacred treasures that call it home.
Upgrades to the Museum will support a more active Education Center and allow the Archdiocese to fully display its extensive collection of artifacts that date back to 1818, many of which are in storage today. A greater emphasis on community programming is envisioned with the addition of a docent program, a lecture / film series and interactive, multi-media programs.
As the CityArchRiver 2015 plans come into sharper focus, plans for the west side of the Old Cathedral will be finalized in the area that is currently defined by Memorial Drive.