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New Campbell Booklet Available!

Campbell FamilyFINAL REVISED-1A new booklet about the Campbell family is now available in the Campbell House gift shop on in our online shop! Written by Maureen O’Conner Kavanaugh, The Campbell Family of St. Louis: Their Public Triumphs and Personal Tragedies tells the story of the Campbell family in a visually exciting way.

The booklet is organized topically, detailing Robert’s rise to prominence, Virginia and Robert’s courtship (see below) and the growth of their family, and the family’s trip to Europe. Also included is a list of the family’s famous friends and guests, a discussion of the servants (both free and enslaved) who were integral to maintaining the Campbell’s lavish lifestyle, and a timeline of the house and family. Every page is lavishly illustrated by photographs and contemporary imagery.

The new booklet is the perfect counterpart to our previously published The Campbell House Museum: A Pictorial Souvenir, which tells the story of the house itself. Be sure to get your copy of The Campbell Family of St. Louis, either in our online store or in person at our gift shop, which is now stocked with new items for the new year!

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Books Books Books!

It’s been a big year for the Campbells in print. Not only was the definitive Robert Campbell republished with loads of new information and images, but our home is also being featured in the hot-off-the-press Delicious Christmas Decorations.

From Mountain Man to Millionaire: The Bold and Dashing Life of Robert Campbell ($24.95) by Dr. William R. Nester is the second edition of the book that has been almost entirely rewritten due to the discovery of a cache of five hundred new documents since the 1999 edition. This new publication will give the reader a greater insight into the life and times of Robert Campbell and his influence in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. The book also features all-new illustrations.

Delicious Christmas Decorations at Historic Houses and Your Home ($19.95) by Patricia Hart McMillan features CHM with beautiful color photos of the Museum during the holidays. Our dining room graces the cover, and it is a book to be treasured. It would make a lovely addition to any coffee table.

All books are available in the Museum Store, or you can order by phone at 314/421-0325. Remember, if you’re a Museum member, you receive a 10% discount and all purchases are tax-free!

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