Next up on our summer intern crew is Michael – In addition to helping us with furniture repair projects, heavy lifting and power washing in the garden, Michael has been hard at work for the last few weeks giving tours and working on a special Campbell-centric research project. Meet Michael!


Intern Michael! Visit him this summer and click on his image to learn more about internships at the Campbell House Museum.

What are you studying and where?  History at Mizzou.

Why Campbell House?  The Museum was very intriguing and a piece of St. Louis history.

What are you working on at CHM?  Putting together a detailed timeline of Robert Campbell’s life. (editorial note: This is no small task. Michael is combing through pages and pages of family documents, research and business records to create a week by week, in some cases day by day, timeline of RC’s life and inputting the information into an in-house database. This is going to be a GREAT tool for researchers at CHM in the future.)

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing?  Hanging out with friends and family, reading and watching shows and movies.

Michael's phone. He wasn't kidding.

Michael’s phone. He wasn’t kidding.

What is your favorite thing about CHM so far?  Seeing actual possessions that the Campbells used on a daily basis and finding out more background info about Robert.

iPhone or Android?  Neither. 😦

Favorite color?  Blue.

Favorite band/singer?  Billy Joel, Rush.

Andy Warhol said that everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame. What happened in your 15 minutes?  Multiple service awards and leadership honors. *BONUS* I know all the words to “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.

Ice cream – in a cone or a bowl? (also, what kind?)  Cone, chocolate with peanut butter cups.

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  1. […] you working on at CHM? Taking information and adding it to the Master Timeline. (Editorial Note: As we previously mentioned, this is an extensive project we’ve been thinking about for a long time, but our interns are […]

  2. […] of reading about the Campbells and shadowing house tours. I’ve also just gotten started on a long-running project to create a master timeline for the Campbells: what they were doing, where they were, […]

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