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.
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.
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.
Show Me STL’s Coreen Savitski joined CHM Executive Director Andy to chat about 19th century holiday traditions, the St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour and how you can bring a little taste of Campbell House Christmas cheer into your own home this year! Click here to view the feature.
The Campbell House Museum is proud to present its annual celebration of a Victorian Christmas, replete with elaborate displays of trees, wreaths, garland and Gilded Age elegance throughout the 1851 home of Robert and Virginia Campbell. Decorations will be up through January 15, 2015. Click here for the complete press release.