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Yuletide Traditions: From the Gilded Age to Today

  • Missouri History Museum 5700 Lindell Boulevard Saint Louis, MO, 63112 United States (map)

This event is inspired by Suzanne Corbett’s latest cookbook, The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table History from the Campbell House. Corbett, a renowned food historian and St. Louis author, features 178 recipes from Virginia Campbell’s original handwritten collection and provides an intimate glimpse at how the wealth created by Robert Campbell’s rugged wilderness life as a pioneering fur trader transformed into a wealthy lifestyle of sumptuous dinners and high society events during the 1860s and ’70s. Join the Missouri History Museum for a day filled with family-friendly activities, including:

·         11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Ongoing hands-on activities including gingerbread decorating (while supplies last)

·         12 p.m. - “Entertainment in the Gilded Age” video vignettes by Etc. Senior Theatre

·         1 p.m. - The Gilded Table presentation and book signing with Suzanne Corbett

·         2:30 p.m. - Panel discussion—Changing holiday tables and traditions

Earlier Event: December 5
Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo
Later Event: December 6
Family Sundays at the Art Museum