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Lecture: Famous Bar St. Louis Shopping at its Finest

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.

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LECTURE: The Gateway Arch an Illustrated Timeline

Join the Camp­bell House on Sun­day, Novem­ber 5 at 2 p.m. for a lec­ture on the his­to­ry of the Saint Louis Gate­way Arch. Author, archi­tect, and his­to­ri­an, John Guen­ther will be giv­ing the lec­ture on his new book, The Gate­way Arch: An Illus­trat­ed Timeline.

The event is free and open to the pub­lic, no reser­va­tions are required. There is lim­it­ed free park­ing in the lot adja­cent to the house and street park­ing is free on Sundays.

LECTURE: Historic Tales of St. Louis

Join the Camp­bell House Muse­um for a Lec­ture on “His­toric Tales of Saint Louis” on Sun­day, Octo­ber 15! Local his­to­ri­an, Mark Zeman will be giv­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion on his new book with the same title and will include sto­ries of top hats, opi­um, and the exter­mi­na­tion of the buffalo.

The event is free and no reser­va­tions are required. There is lim­it­ed free park­ing in the lot adja­cent to the house. Street park­ing is free on Sundays.

LECTURE: Enslavement and the Underground Railroad

Join us Sun­day, August 27 at 2 p.m. for a lec­ture titled “Enslave­ment and the Under­ground Rail­road in Mis­souri and Illi­nois.” His­to­ri­an Julie Nico­lai will be giv­ing the lec­ture on her new book with this same title. It is the first book on the under­ground rail­road in Mis­souri and fea­tures nev­er before pub­lished sites.

Peo­ple enslaved in Mis­souri and Illionois expe­ri­enced the same hor­rors as those held cap­tive in oth­er states, and their sto­ries of courage and per­se­ver­ance are amaz­ing. Priscil­la Bal­ti­more pur­chased her own eman­ci­pa­tion and found­ed a free­dom vil­lage. Many who fled for their lives spent time bunkered in the base­ment of Han­son House. The region’s Con­gre­ga­tion­al­ists brought a fiery brand of abo­li­tion­ism. And Prairie Park still holds the fad­ed “haint” blue paint tra­di­tion­al­ly used on slave dwellings. Author Julia Nico­lai details sto­ries just like these in the lecture.

Reser­va­tions are not required. Park­ing avail­able in the park­ing lot adja­cent to the Camp­bell House and street park­ing is free on Sundays.