A new one hour documentary titled “Robert Campbell, Mountain Man” was commissioned by the BBC for a series of famous Irish immigrants who become successful in America, Robert Campbell was the first person they picked! Last June, Alan McFarland and Michael Beattie (producer/director) were accompanied by an Irish film crew in the U.S. for 13 days of filming. Viewers are treated to stunning new footage of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains and interviews with the Campbell House staff and experts on the history of the fur trade. Watch a preview of the documentary.
There will be a panel discussion immediately after the screening with director Michael Beattie and presenter Alan McFarland.
Screening is FREE and open to the public. Reservations are requested, please reserve online at nineNET.org/campbell or by calling 314–421-0325.
Parking is free in the lot adjacent to Nine Network, enter on Spring Street. The event is outdoors, bring chairs for seating.
Can’t attend this event? Watch the broadcast one Nine PBS on Monday, July 2 at 8 P.M.
Yuletide Traditions: From the Gilded Age to Today | Throughout the Missouri History Museum The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House, written by food historian and St. Louis author Suzanne Corbett, features 178 recipes from Virginia Campbell’s original handwritten collection and provides an intimate glimpse at how the wealth created by Robert Campbell’s rugged wilderness life as a pioneering fur trader transformed into a wealthy lifestyle of sumptuous dinners and high society events during the 1860s and ‘70s. Join us for a day filled with family-friendly activities, including: 11 am to 4 pm: Ongoing hands-on activities including gingerbread decorating (while supplies last) 12 pm: “Entertainment in the Gilded Age” video vignettes by Etc. Senior Theatre 1 pm:The Gilded Table presentation and book signing with Suzanne Corbett 2:30 pm: Panel discussion — Changing holiday tables and traditions
Don’t forget to treat yourself to a “Gilded Brunch” at Bixby’s!
Join Campbell House Museum and Hanley House Directors Andy Hahn and Sarah Umlauf for a special presentation on food in nineteenth century St. Louis city versus St. Louis county. In honor of the recent publication of The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House, the presentation will be followed by a tasting of nineteenth century dishes prepared by Gilded Table author and food historian Suzanne Corbett.
Tickets to the event are tiered at $50 for general admission and $75 for patron tickets, purchase quickly and securely via PayPal at the drop down menu below or by calling the Campbell House Museum at (314) 421‑0325. Patron level attendees receive a complimentary copy of The Gilded Table signed and inscribed by author Suzanne Corbett. Please note: a PayPal account is NOT required to complete your purchase.
Event made possible by the generous support of River City Casino. Proceeds to benefit Campbell House Museum special projects.
Alrighty, folks. So this has been a long time coming, and our apologies for not having something up a little sooner but there has been SOMUCH going on around Campbell House over the past couple of weeks- not the least of which is the publication of the latest edition of our newsletter, the Campbell House Courier!
Next week we’ll have up another posting in our “Peeling Back the Layers” series on the CHM restoration, but for now we wanted to get you as jazzed as we are to read about everything that’s been going on here at the house over the past year.
Check out the link below to read about our Glorious Gowns exhibit, the newly installed restored parlor draperies, get some updates from Director Andy (AKA: The Boss), some major events we’ve held like ‘Feasting with the Campbells’, and a really interesting nugget of research that we found on Robert Campbell and Texas. (hint: if Robert Campbell hadn’t been around, the city of El Paso as we know it would not exist today.)