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Lecture: Out of the Shadows, Researching Robert Campbell


New Research on the career of Robert Camp­bell has revealed how Fur Trade his­to­ri­ans, often with lit­tle research, repeat­ed­ly repro­duced wrong infor­ma­tion. Join Alan McFar­land here at the Camp­bell House as he explores con­flict­ing infor­ma­tion about Robert Camp­bel­l’s life and career, and how authors often rely on out­dat­ed and poor­ly researched sources. It will also cov­er new dis­cov­er­ies and talk about the Camp­bell let­ters that are still miss­ing. Camp­bell descen­dent Alan McFar­land will trav­el from Ire­land for the lec­ture and set the record straight.

Alan McFar­land is Robert Camp­bel­l’s great-nephew and was born just a stone’s throw from the Camp­bell ances­tral home near Plumbridge in Coun­ty Tyrone.  A retired mil­i­tary offi­cer and politi­cian, McFar­land has made the study of Robert Camp­bel­l’s life his hob­by and is work­ing on a book about the Fur Trade. 

All lec­tures are at the Camp­bell House and are free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are not required. There is lim­it­ed free park­ing in the Muse­um lot and street park­ing is free on Sundays.

For more infor­ma­tion call 314–421-0325


LECTURE: Jim Bridger, Trailblazer of the American West

Jim Bridger lived a life that leg­ends are made of, not just as a moun­tain man but as co-own­er of Fort Bridger dur­ing the days of the Ore­gon and Cal­i­for­nia Trails. Bridger then guid­ed map mak­ers and Smith­son­ian sci­en­tists and ulti­mate­ly played a cru­cial in keep­ing sol­diers and trav­el­ers alive dur­ing the Plains Indi­an wars in the 1860’s.

Jer­ry Enzler, an award win­ing his­to­ri­an and muse­um direc­tor, brings to light a wealth of new infor­ma­tion about this icon­ic fron­tiers­man, includ­ing new infor­ma­tion from the Camp­bell papers.True West Mag­a­zine just announced its 2022 Best of the West awards, and Enzler’s Bridger biog­ra­phy won the Read­er’s Choice Non­fic­tion Award. 

Copies of the book of the same title will be avail­able for pur­chase and autograph.

Quilt Lecture & Auction

LECTURE – ‘Quilts in 19th Century American Life’

Join quilt his­to­ri­an Hal­lye Bone as she dis­cuss­es the role that quilt­ing and embroi­dery played in 19th cen­tu­ry Amer­i­can life. This pre­sen­ta­tion will fea­ture unique antique quilts from the Camp­bell House col­lec­tion. The lec­ture will be pre­sent­ed at 12 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. Reser­va­tions are required (free) as seat­ing is lim­it­ed.  April 3 is the final day of the spe­cial Camp­bell House exhib­it “Fab­ric of Time: Camp­bell Fam­i­ly Textiles.”

To make a reservation for a lecture time choose a link below:

12 p.m. lecture time on April 3 click here.

3 p.m. lecture on April 3 click here.

About the presenter
Hal­lye Bone made her first quilt in 1967 and has nev­er stopped quilt­ing. Class­es from Robert Bish­op, Cura­tor of the Amer­i­can Folk Art Muse­um and at the St. Louis Art Muse­um taught her how to repair and store quilts. She began to repair quilts for clients and wrote for several

Hal­lye Bone

quilt­ing mag­a­zines. A St. Louis native, she spent 12 years in Hous­ton, and taught in six quilt shops there. She stud­ied to become a quilt apprais­er and cur­rent­ly is an apprais­er of quilt­ed tex­tiles, cer­ti­fied by the Amer­i­can Quilter’s Soci­ety. Fas­ci­nat­ed by quilt his­to­ry, she lec­tures, teach­es quilt­ing and embroi­dery, apprais­es quilts, and repairs quilts. She is known for her books: “Car­ing for Your Quilts” and “Flower Dance,” an applique/embroidery book that includes pat­terns for Vic­to­ri­an red­work embroi­dery. Hal­lye tries to piece and quilt every day and enjoys the won­der­ful quil­ters she has met in her forty year career. 


A silent auc­tion fea­tur­ing nine quilts will be held begin­ning April 3 and will con­clude on April 13. The quilts on auc­tion were donat­ed to ben­e­fit the Camp­bell House Muse­um and are from the col­lec­tion of Lynn Isen­berg. The quilts (illus­trat­ed below) will be on dis­play at the April 3 lecture.

The open­ing bid for each quilt is $100.  To  learn more about the quilts to be auc­tioned or to place a bid click here to be redi­rect­ed to CharityAuctionsToday.com

Base­ball” pat­tern, cir­ca 1920

Grand­moth­er’s Flower Gar­den”, cir­ca 1940

Lazy Daisy” pat­tern, cir­ca 1870

Lemoyne Star” pat­tern cir­ca 1880

Maple Leaf” pat­tern, cir­ca 1940

Nine Patch” pat­tern, cir­ca 1875

Blaz­ing Star” pat­tern, cir­ca 1885

Tree of Life” pat­tern, cir­ca 1870

Trip Around the World” pat­tern, cir­ca 1920