We hope you will join the Campbell House Museum in the month of December for a special exhibit honoring the memory of Samuel B. Clark (1927–2014), who for years designed the window displays for Christmas at the Famous Barr department stores. He was known to have said, “you can’t overdo Christmas.”
The exhibit will open on Thursday, November 30 at 5 p.m. and will feature exhibits not only Famous Barr memorabilia, but also Christmas related items that could be viewed at the stores. The exhibit will be up until Mid-January.
Charges for the exhibit will be forthcoming.
Join the Campbell House Museum on Sunday, December 10 to hear a lecture about the old Famous Barr Department store. Edna Gravenhorst will be lecturing about the history of the department store as well as promoting her book on the subject.
May Company purchased the Famous Clothing Company in 1892 and acquired the William Barr Dry Goods Company nineteen years later. In 1914, Famous-Barr opened the doors of its iconic downtown location, treating folks across Missouri and Illinois to almost a century of spectacular window displays and noteworthy luncheons.
The event is free and open to the public. There is limited free parking in the lot adjacent to the house and street parking is free on Sundays.