May 3, 2014 is Ulysses S. Grant Day in St. Louis!

Grant1880As you may or may not have heard, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay recently declared May 3, 2014 to be “Ulysses S. Grant Day” in the City of St. Louis.  We talk about President Grant ALL THE TIME here at Campbell House because he and Robert were such good friends and confidants.  Grant visited with the Campbells at their home on four separate occasions during his presidency, the Campbells visited the President and Mrs. Grant during their time in Washington, and Robert was specially appointed to a commission by President Grant to study U.S. Indian policy.  Basically, they were pretty good buds.  Which is why we’re thrilled about Ulysses S. Grant Day and are playing a part in the celebrations this weekend!

One thing we’re REALLY excited about is the “Footsteps of Ulysses S. Grant” Bus Tour that will take participants through yours truly, the Campbell House, as well as the Eugene Field House and the Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion.  Along the way Greg Wolk, Executive Director of Missouri’s Civil War Heritage Foundation, will be pointing out the footprints Grant left downtown and in the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.

The Footsteps tour starts at the Campbell House Museum and goes from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Space is LIMITED, so if you’re interested, Click Here to get the low-down on ticket pricing and purchasing.

There are several other tours and talks scheduled all over town on both Saturday and Sunday, and we can’t urge you enough to check them out!  To view the weekend’s schedule and the list of events, Click Here!

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