Join the Campbell House museum Sunday, December 11th for an informative lecture given by Tom Gronski on the History of Christmas from the Baron’s Hall to the Campbell House.
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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House as he explores conflicting information about Robert Campbell’s life and career, and how authors often rely on outdated and poorly researched sources.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
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.