Monday Update » 6.25.12

Good Afternoon! A lot has happened over the last two weeks….

Pierre’s Hole in the Teton Valley, Idaho, the site of the 1832 Rocky Mountain Rendezvous.

Andy’s Back!
Executive Director Andy made it back from his excursion to Robert’s old stomping grounds in Wyoming and Idaho. We’ll do a full post of the Rendezvous and all the sites he visited, but to give you a preview, here’s a shot of Pierre’s Hole. Not only did Robert trade here during the rendezvous, but it was also the site of the famous Battle of Pierre’s Hole, in which Robert played a key role with his friend Bill Sublette. (Beautiful, huh?)

Campbell House class at Lifelong Learning Institute
We are pleased to announce that staff from Campbell House Museum will be teaching a class at Washington University’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) this fall. The LLI is a college-style curriculum of courses for people age 55 and older, and they offer a range of classes on history (local and otherwise), art, and literature. This fall, Campbell House will be the topic of a four-week course. This is what we’ll be teaching each week:

  • Week 1: History of the Campbells and the Lucas Place Neighborhood (Andy)
  • Week 2: Late 19th Century Culture (Shelley)
  • Week 3: Field trip to Campbell House (Andy and Shelley)
  • Week 4: Document workshop (Andy and Shelley)

Interested? Fall 2012 registration isn’t online yet,  but if you’re age 55 or older, send an email to shelley [dot] satke [at] gmail [dot] com, and we’ll send you a reminder when you can register. In the meantime, learn all about the LLI here.

New Garden Volunteers
Have you seen how beautiful the garden looks? In addition to the regular bunch of volunteers (parents of the staff!), we’ve been joined by Dan, Dan and Alex, three young men from St. Louis Arc. Dan works with Dan and Alex to teach them life skills while building friendships in the local community. Every Tuesday and Thursday they work outside keeping the garden in tip-top shape for our guests and neighbors, and they’ve been doing a wonderful job. They’ve been a joy to work with — stop by to see their handiwork!

Do you have a green thumb? Could you lend a hand mowing, pruning and planting? We’re always looking for help! Drop Andy a note at andy [at] campbellhousemuseum [dot] org.

Jessica and Mark in front of Virginia’s gazebo.

Congratulations to the Pierrons
Speaking of the garden, cheers to Jessica and Mark, who had their wedding ceremony in our garden on Friday night. The flowers were in full bloom, the weather cooperated, and everyone had a wonderful evening on Jessica and Mark’s big day.

Campbell House is the perfect outdoor spot for a wedding ceremony. If you would like to check out the space in person, please email Shelley at shelley [dot] satke [at] gmail [dot] com.

Meet Kevin
Be sure to visit our blog tomorrow, where we’ll continue with our popular “Meet the Interns” series with Kevin. Talk about well-rounded — he’s working on a double major in history and chemistry. Tune in tomorrow to find out what he’s doing at Campbell House this summer!

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