Archived Posts – February 2022

We’re Hiring!


Want to love where you work? Enjoy providing customer service to visitors from around the world? Want to be part of a dedicated team at a popular national park?  Have we got the job for you! 

Come join the retail staff at The Arch Store at Gateway Arch National Park.

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Honoring Our Presidents


Just in time for Presidents’ Day (February 21), JNPA has a wide array of cool gift items for that POTUS* geek in your life.  What else would you expect from a non-profit with stores at three national parks that honor U.S. Presidents:  Gateway Arch National Park, Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, and Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site?

*President of The United States

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“My Dearest Julia and my love for her are ever in my mind…”


What do you know about Ulysses S. Grant?  Victorious commander of the Union troops in the U.S. Civil War:  Check.  Eighteenth President of the United States:  Yep.  Devoted lover:  Huh??

President Grant and his wife Julia Dent Grant sustained a long love affair throughout their lives. What better love story to share in time for Valentine’s Day?

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The Struggle for Freedom


One of the most important stories in African Americans’ battles for civil rights is that of Dred and Harriet Scott, an enslaved couple who turned to the courts in the mid-19th century in their bid for freedom.  As we honor Black History Month, we think it is fitting to remember the Scott’s brave struggle as well as the setting for several of their trials – the Old Courthouse.

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