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Celebrate the Gilded Table at the Missouri History Museum

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!