Built in 1851, the first house in the elegant Lucas Place neighborhood, the Campbell House was the home of renowned fur trader and entrepreneur Robert Campbell and his family from 1854 until 1938. The museum contains hundreds of original Campbell possessions including furniture, paintings, clothing, letters, carriages and a unique set of interior photographs taken in the mid-1880s.
Join the staff of the Campbell House Museum for a walking tour of the site of the once-grand Lucas Place neighborhood, one of St. Louis’ first private places and an enclave of Gilded Age wealth and 19th century elegance. Spanning four city blocks in Downtown St. Louis, tour participants will walk a street once lined with expansive homes, comparing and contrasting the Lucas Place of 1875 with the Locust Street business district of the 21st century. For more information and the full press release, please click here.
All CHM members (present and future!) are cordially invited to the Campbell House Museum for wine, hors d’oeuvres and a special 20% discount on the Museum Store’s new line of Spring merchandise. This year, in honor of the closing celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, four local authors will join members to discuss Civil War St. Louis history and sign copies of their nationally renowned books. Click here for more information.
You’ll find a brand new face walking the halls of Campbell House this weekend. We’re very pleased to introduce our new Weekend Manager Lindsey Marolt, a museum professional and educator with strong ties to St. Louis. In this position Lindsey will run the Museum on weekends, keep the garden looking great and reside in the second floor Carriage House apartment at CHM. We’re glad to have Lindsey on board and had a few questions to introduce her to Campbell House Museum’s friends and followers… here are her answers!
What did you study and where? I studied history with a minor in English at Truman State in Kirksville, MO. Then I spent the best two years of my life to date getting my MA in history museum studies from theCooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, NY. Click “more from our blog” below to continue reading!
|Monday||Tours by Appointment|
|Tuesday||Tours by Appointment|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Sunday||12 p.m. to 4 p.m.|
Free parking is available on the YMCA lot adjacent to the Museum, please see attendant BEFORE parking. Additional Parking is available adjacent to the Museum at public parking meters ($1 for 60 minutes) on both Locust and 15th streets. The meters are free on Sunday.
CHM is located at the southwest corner of 15th and Locust Streets in downtown St. Louis, between the YMCA and the St. Louis Public Library.
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