Spring Members Party
Join us for the Campbell House Museum’s Spring Members Party on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 3 to 6 p.m. Memberships are the Museum’s strongest single source of income and CHM wouldn’t be here today without the dedicated financial support of its members, so we want to thank you! Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres in the garden and 20% off of new Spring merchandise in the Museum Store! Also, experience Campbell House’s new exhibit: Lucas Place, The Lost Neighborhood of St. Louis’ Gilded Age, which opened in March and will be up through the Summer of 2014. We hope to see you (and any friends you might want to bring along) there!
February 24, 2014More News
Campbell House and Executive Director Andy Hahn are featured in “Missouri Studies Weekly”, a statewide core social studies magazine for 4th and 5th grade classrooms.
Click here to read the full feature.
Dodging the Tax ManMore from our blog
“But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
– Benjamin Franklin
April 15, as we all know, is tax day. The dreaded writing of checks, the rush to find stamps and hit the post office after work (for those of us who procrastinate) and the joy/disappointment that comes with receiving our tax refunds. St. Louisans in the 1870s were none too fond of tax day either, as it turns out. Some sleuthing on the part of Campbell House’s senior researcher, Tom Gronski, turned up a couple of St. Louis Post-Dispatch articles from February 1879 showing not only that wealthy folks in St. Louis weren’t fond of paying their taxes, but that they actively hid money, often avoiding paying anything at all when tax season rolled around.