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Welcome to the Campbell House Museum

CampbellHouseRobertCampbellBuilt 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.

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1508 Locust Street | St. Louis, MO 63103 | (314) 421‑0325

Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Camp­bell House Courier — Sum­mer 2017


May 22, 2016: Arias in the Afternoon with the Union Avenue Opera

Join Union Avenue Opera and the Camp­bell House Museum on for the 5th Annual Arias in the After­noon ben­e­fit­ing the Camp­bell House Museum and Union Avenue Opera.
Ces and Judy’s Cater­ing will pro­vide a light lunch and three will also be fea­tured items from Vir­ginia Campbell’s own orig­i­nal recipes for Roman Punch, and deserts from the new books The Gilded Table. Com­pli­men­tary wine from Peace­ful Blend Vine­yard
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June 13, 2017: A Toast to Minnie Kleeman

Some­times even the lit­tlest of things can make a tremen­dous impact. I should know, because I watched it hap­pen two years ago. And it all started with a lit­tle piece of paper with the name “Min­nie” writ­ten on it.

To be more spe­cific, this lit­tle piece of paper is glued to the inside of a kitchen cab­i­net at the Camp­bell House Museum, where I’ve been a vol­un­teer since 2012.  The writ­ten name “Min­nie” is short for “Philom­ena”, as in Philom­ena Ann Klee­man, a cook who lived and worked in the Camp­bell family’s home over eighty years ago.

But before I get to the great story about Min­nie and that lit­tle piece of paper, allow me to pro­vide a bit of back­ground information.

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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 in the lot directly next to the Museum. Street park­ing is avail­able at park­ing meters (free on Sun­day) on both Locust and 15th Streets.


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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