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Temporary Exhibit: The History of Slavery in St. Louis

Come vis­it the Camp­bell House in late April and ear­ly May for a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about the his­to­ry of slav­ery in St. Louis. This tem­po­rary mini exhib­it, orga­nized by the Nation­al Park Ser­vice, Ulysses S. Grant Nation­al His­toric Site, will be on dis­play here from April 20th through May 5, 2024.

The Farm Table to the Gilded Table

Click here for more infor­ma­tion on the event webpage.

Enjoy a night of his­tor­i­cal­ly inspired foods and liba­tions pre­pared by St. Louis’s award-win­ning chefs, con­fec­tion­ers, brew­ers, wine­mak­ers, and distillers.

Pre­sent­ed as a move­able feast, guests trav­el between the Camp­bell House Muse­um and White Haven (Ulysses S. Grant Nation­al His­toric Site) to sam­ple, sip, and enjoy peri­od enter­tain­ment at the places where Ulysses S. Grant lived and dined.

Tick­et ($75 per per­son) includes admis­sion, all food, and bev­er­ages, and park­ing at both sites. Event takes place rain or shine on the grounds of Camp­bell House Muse­um (1508 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103) and the Ulysses S. Grant Nation­al His­toric Site (7400 Grant Road, St. Louis, MO 63123) . Event pro­ceeds ben­e­fit Camp­bell House Muse­um and Ulysses S. Grant Nation­al His­toric Site.

Event Co-Chairs
Suzanne Cor­bett and Matt Sherman

Meet the new Weekend Manager » David

Week­end Man­ag­er David

We’ve got a real Renais­sance man tak­ing care of the house on the week­ends. We’d like to intro­duce you to David New­mann, our new Week­end Man­ag­er. In addi­tion to going to school, work­ing here, and giv­ing tours at Ulysses S. Grant’s house, he plays approx­i­mate­ly 325 dif­fer­ent instru­ments (slight exag­ger­a­tion, but this is *pret­ty* close), and he plays them all over town in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent bands. We’re glad to have him on board!

What are you study­ing and where? Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion: Social Stud­ies, St. Louis Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege Mer­amec.

Why Camp­bell House? The Camp­bell House serves as a unique exam­ple of afflu­ent Vic­to­ri­an liv­ing. Ever since I was a kid I have had an inter­est in nine­teenth cen­tu­ry Amer­i­ca. It just seemed like the per­fect job for some­one like me.

What are you going to do at Camp­bell House? I will be the week­end man­ag­er at the Camp­bell House Muse­um. Giv­ing tours on the week­ends is a big part of the job, but I will also be cut­ting the grass and tak­ing care of the grounds.

When you aren’t slav­ing away at Camp­bell House, what are you up to? Play­ing music with one of my four bands, keep­ing up with school, and work­ing as a park guide at the Ulysses S. Grant Nation­al His­toric Site. I also enjoy back­pack­ing, camp­ing, cycling, and photography.

What’s your favorite thing about Camp­bell House so far? Def­i­nite­ly the staff. Every­one here has been so kind and help­ful. I can tell that they share my pas­sion for nine­teenth cen­tu­ry his­to­ry, and I think that this job will be a ter­rif­ic learn­ing experience.

PC or Mac? With all of the music pro­duc­tion and pho­to edit­ing that I do, it has to be a Mac.

Lit­tle known fact about me: I am a Union Civ­il War reen­ac­tor with the 8th Mis­souri Vol­un­teer Infantry.

Favorite book: Hatch­et by Gary Paulsen