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LECTURE: The Jesuits Come to St. Louis: Saint Louis University’s Ninth and Washington Campus

Join the Camp­bell House Muse­um on Sun­day, August 21st for a lec­ture titled, The Jesuits Come to St. Louis: Saint Louis Uni­ver­si­ty’s Ninth and Wash­ing­ton Cam­pus, pre­sent­ed by John Waide. Saint Louis Uni­ver­si­ty was found­ed in 1818 and ten years lat­er was turned over to the Jesuits who built the first cam­pus down­town on 9th and Wash­ing­ton. Waide will dis­cuss more of the par­tic­u­lars of this “down­town” cam­pus at Ninth and Washington.

John Waide has been an archivist at Saint Louis Uni­ver­si­ty for more than 30 years and brings with him a wealth of knowl­edge on the subject.

All lec­tures are at the Camp­bell House and are free and open to the pub­lic. Reser­va­tions are not required. Lim­it­ed free park­ing in the Muse­um lot, street park­ing is free on Sunday.

For more infor­ma­tion call 314–421-0325 or click here: LECTURE: The Jesuits Come to St. Louis Tick­ets, Sun, Aug 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM | Eventbrite

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.  Reser­va­tions are required (free) as seat­ing is limited.

To make a reservation for a lecture call: 314–421-0325

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 and 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 June 12 and will con­clude on July 3. The quilts on auc­tion were donat­ed to ben­e­fit the Camp­bell House Muse­um and are from the col­lec­tion of Lynn Isen­berg. More details to come.