Since opening on February 6, 1943, the Campbell House Museum has served the greater St. Louis area as one of the region’s premier historic property museums.
The Museum not only preserves the Campbell’s house, but also their collection of original furniture, fixtures, paintings, objects and thousands of pages of family documents. Included in these documents is a unique album of 60 photographs of the interior of the house taken in about 1885. In 2005 the Museum completed a meticulous five-year restoration that returned the building to its opulent 1880s appearance, when the house was one of the centers of St. Louis society.
How many museums do you know that have been open for 70 years? Like the Scott Joplin House, the Campbell House is a look at how people lived in earlier times, wealthy in this case. Regular hours resume on March 1st, well worth a visit.
– Steve Patterson