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Campbell Contemporaries » 4.5.12

One of the was­cal­ly wab­bits at City­gar­den. Alas, he does not have a sup­ply of choco­late, cream-filled eggs.

Look­ing for some­thing to do over the next cou­ple of weeks? Here are some staff rec­om­men­da­tions to keep your social cal­en­dar hop­ping (ter­ri­ble pun clear­ly intend­ed):

Fri­day, April 6

Sat­ur­day, April 7

Sun­day, April 8

  • Cel­e­brate East­er through­out St. Louis. Our friends at Explore St. Louis have com­piled a list of places to go (and choco­late to eat!) on Sun­day.
  • Direc­tor Andy sug­gests a leisure­ly nature walk through the grounds of Belle­fontaine Ceme­tery. Make sure you check out the Camp­bell plot while you’re there. (Trust us. It’s. Not. Mor­bid.)
  • See the big white wab­bits at City­gar­den.

Thurs­day, April 12 through Sat­ur­day, April 14

Fri­day, April 13

Sat­ur­day, April 14 through Sun­day, April 15

Sat­ur­day, April 14

  • After you’re done run­ning and hang­ing out with art­sy intel­lec­tu­als at the Chase, sup­port Camp­bell House at our Mag­i­cal Spring Thing fundrais­er at the Mag­nif­i­cent Mahler Ball­room.

Hap­py Fri­day Eve, and be sure to send an email to shel­ley [at] camp­bell­house­mu­se­um [dot] org if you have a spe­cial soiree for us to fea­ture in our next Camp­bell Con­tem­po­raries install­ment in two weeks.

CHM Happenings this Week

We’re hav­ing a busy few days here at Robert and Vir­gini­a’s house.  Not only are we get­ting the place jazzed up for the upcom­ing hol­i­days, but we’ve been out and about to pro­mote the Urban Muse­um Col­lab­o­ra­tive, a grant project fund­ed by the Mis­souri Human­i­ties Coun­cil.  Through the UMC, we have teamed up with The Gri­ot Muse­um of Black His­to­ry and Cul­ture and the Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Muse­um to cre­ate mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary edu­ca­tion­al mate­ri­als that com­bine the nar­ra­tives of all three muse­ums.  The cur­ric­u­la is geared towards learn­ers of all ages — young chil­dren, teens and adults — so every­one can ben­e­fit from the work we’ve done.  This pro­gram is so spe­cial because if your school or senior group can’t make it to the muse­ums, we can bring a bit of it to you.  The web­site (www.urbanmuseumcollaborative.org) is set to be launched by the end of this month, and it con­tains sto­ries, pic­tures and activ­i­ties for all three muse­ums.  Each muse­um also has a trav­el­ing trunk so a series of hands-on objects can come to you.

We’ll share more of this excit­ing project in the next few weeks.  This Sat­ur­day (10/23/10), Camp­bell House Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Andy Hahn will be pre­sent­ing at a round­table dis­cus­sion along with Lois Con­ley of the Gri­ot, Barb Fau­pel of the Eugene Field House, and Project Direc­tor Bar­bara Deck­er-Franklin at the Mem­o­ry Sym­po­sium at Font­bonne Uni­ver­si­ty.

Of course, if you’re look­ing for some­thing to do Fri­day night, we’re host­ing our first-ever night­time tour at CHM tomor­row, Octo­ber 22nd start­ing at 7:00.  The house will be staffed with our awe­some docents and you can take a self-guid­ed tour through the house, gar­dens and car­riage house.  (As is de rigueur for us, light refresh­ments will be served.  We like to eat at Camp­bell House.)   This is a ter­rif­ic oppor­tu­ni­ty because expe­ri­enc­ing the house at night is com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent than being here dur­ing the day.  $5 admis­sion for the pub­lic, free admis­sion for CHM mem­bers.  Please come out and join us!

If you have ques­tions about tomor­row’s tour or the Urban Muse­um Col­lab­o­ra­tive, please call us at 314/421‑0325.