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MEET THE NEW WEEKEND MANAGER » LINDSEY

You’ll find a brand new face walking the halls of Campbell House this weekend. We’re very pleased to introduce our new Weekend Manager Lindsey Marolt, a St. Louis-born-and-bred museum professional and educator. In this position Lindsey will run the Museum on weekends, keep the garden looking great and reside in the second floor Carriage House apartment at CHM. We’re glad to have Lindsey on board and had a few questions to introduce her to Campbell House Museum’s friends and followers… here are her answers!

Weekend Manager Lindsey!

Weekend Manager Lindsey!

What did you study and where?  I studied history with a minor in English at Truman State in Kirksville, MO. Then I spent the best two years of my life to date getting my MA in history museum studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Cooperstown, NY.

Why Campbell House?  I had admired Campbell House from afar for a while, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of it.

When you aren’t slaving away at campbell House, what else are you up to?  Well, I also work at the Missouri History Museum as a K-12 educator, Barnes and Noble as a bookseller and I pick up some tutoring work here and there. Otherwise, I like to spend my time cooking, indulging my internet addiction and watching Very Dramatic Spanish period dramas on Netflix. (Note the capitalizations. Those are some dramatic dramas.)

What’s your favorite thing about CHM so far?  I’ve really enjoyed meeting everyone who works and volunteers here and hearing their favorite stories to tell about the house and family.

iPhone or Android?  iPhone all the way.

Little known fact about you?  I often prefer stormy days to sunny ones.

Favorite color?  My wardrobe would suggest black and navy, but I think my favorite color is actually red.

Favorite book?  This question is too hard, so I’m going to go with the cliche but still 100% my favorite: Pride and Prejudice.

Favorite period of history?  That time in the 19th century when tiny New England towns experienced multiple vampire panics. It’s great, look it up. Also colonial through early federal American history is really fun because you can see some of the seeds of modern American culture but in a time that seems incredibly foreign.

And, most importantly, if you could be any flavor of lollipop, which would you be and why?  Lemon cake pop. (enough said.)

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Giving Tuesday 2014

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Click here to make a gift in support of the Campbell House Museum.

After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today is Giving Tuesday – a nationwide movement to increase awareness and support for charitable organizations during the holiday season.

The Campbell House Museum might not be the first place to come to mind when you think “Charity”. After all, so many of our wonderful museums in the St. Louis area are supported by tax dollars and through government funding and thus are guaranteed a constant stream of revenue. CHM, however, is entirely privately funded and it’s only through the generosity of folks like you that we’ve been able to serve the St. Louis community for the past 71 years. A gift in support of the nonprofit Campbell House Foundation makes it possible for us to continue to serve hundreds of children in your schools, collaborate with other small area museums and keep up the Campbell House as one of the best restored 19th century buildings in America.

Students at the Campbell House last month. Education programs are made possible only through donor support.

Students at the Campbell House last month. Education programs are made possible only through donor support.

We’d love to have your support. A gift to Campbell House on this Giving Tuesday shows a commitment to St. Louis historic preservation and education and makes a strong statement that CHM is worth giving some of your hard-earned dollars. Please click here to make a donation quickly and securely online, call the Museum at (314) 421-0325 to donate over the phone or mail to 1508 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

So, thank you from Robert and Virginia and all of us at CHM. Please come and see us soon!

The Campbell House Museum is owned and operated by the Campbell House Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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Meet the Interns » JAMIE

Summer has arrived in St. Louis, which means a new group of wonderful students interns have started with the Campbell House!  Interns play an important role at CHM throughout the year – giving tours of the house, working on special projects, and being a helpful extra set of hands around the Museum.  Over the next few weeks you’ll get to know all four of the interns we have here for Summer 2014, starting today with Jamie!

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Intern Jamie! Click to learn more about internships at the Campbell House Museum.

What are you studying and where?  English and Education at Truman State University.

Why Campbell House?  My aunts brought me on tours here with a member of the Campbell House Board of Directors and I fell in love with the histories.

What are you working on at CHM?  I’m transcribing letters and lists from Robert Campbell and assembling pieces of an index for future researchers to use.

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing?  Reading, playing piano, pestering my family and pets, and working at Family Video. I’m really easy to please and entertain.

What is your favorite thing about CHM thus far?  All of the stories and learning more about the REAL people they apply to.

iPhone or Android?  Well… iPhone… But I own both. My phone is Apple but my laptop is PC and my tablet is Android. I make it work.

Favorite color?  Purple… which is part of the reason why I chose to go to my college.

Favorite band?  Don’t make me choose! It really depends on my mood. In honor of them making a movie I’ll say Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons but I don’t have one favorite.

Little known fact about yourself?  I’m generally known as the “mom” of whatever group I’m in and I’m a cat lover.

Based on something you’ve already done, how might you make it into the Guinness Book of World Records?  The number of days every year a person can be sunburnt.

 

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