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!
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.)