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 ( 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.