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March 15, 2015: Textiles and the Culture of Refinement

Join us at 3:00 p.m. on Sun­day, March 15 for the sec­ond install­ment of the CHM Lec­ture Series. Dr. Ruth Bohan, Pro­fes­sor of Art His­to­ry at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri-St. Louis, will exam­ine the range and use of domes­tic tex­tiles, prin­ci­pal­ly in the Camp­bell House Par­lor, to bet­ter under­stand and appre­ci­ate their con­tri­bu­tion to the com­plex chain of asso­ci­a­tions respon­si­ble for ele­vat­ing the mun­dane and util­i­tar­i­an into the realm of the sym­bol­ic. Held in the CHM Library, admis­sion to this spe­cial event is free but space is lim­it­ed. Con­tact the Muse­um today for your reser­va­tion.

February 13–15, 2015: CHM Celebrates Robert Campbell’s 211th Birthday!

Add a dash of St. Louis his­to­ry to your Valentine’s Day week­end! Join the Camp­bell House, one of America’s best-restored 19th cen­tu­ry homes, as we cel­e­brate the 211th birth­day of fur trad­er, moun­tain man and St. Louis orig­i­nal Robert Camp­bell (1804–1879). Through Valentine’s Day Week­end, admis­sion to the Muse­um will be just $4.00 for adults (kids 12 and under and CHM mem­bers are free). Click here for the full press release.

December 27, 2014: CHM Loses a Dear Friend and Advocate

Samuel B. Clark, a mem­ber of the Camp­bell House Museum’s Board of Direc­tors and long­time vol­un­teer, passed away at the age of 86 on Decem­ber 27, 2014. Clark was for­mer­ly the Direc­tor of Dis­play for Famous-Barr depart­ment stores and con­ceived and imple­ment­ed CHM’s much-loved cel­e­bra­tion of a Vic­to­ri­an Christ­mas. In hon­or of his life and work, Clark’s final Vic­to­ri­an Christ­mas pro­duc­tion has been extend­ed through the end of Jan­u­ary 2015. Click here to access the obit­u­ary from STLtoday.com.