BRIEF HISTORY OF CAMPBELL HOUSE:
The core of Campbell House was actually part of the original Boyd home, built in 1903 on the site of the present Weymouth Center. James Boyd, the family patriarch and a well known author, intended to replace the Boyd home with a more elegant home. Not until the early ’20’s was his plan realized, when his heirs, grandsons James and Jackson Boyd, removed portions of the old house, including “the big room” as it was called, to form the basis of Jack Boyd’s home at 482 E. Connecticut Avenue.
In 1946, Major W.D. Campbell, who was discharged from Fort Bragg, bought the 14-acre property. Always involved with the cultural happenings in Southern Pines, Major and Mrs. Campbell gave the Campbell House property to the Town of Southern Pines in 1966 and specified that it be used for “the cultural and social enrichment of the inhabitants of the community.”
True to their wishes, the Campbell House continues to be fully utilized by the Arts Council of Moore County, Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Department, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Southern Pines Garden Club, and many other organizations throughout Moore County. A more complete history is available at the Campbell House.
RENTING THE CAMPBELL HOUSE:
The Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) welcomes you to host your next meeting, small wedding, party, reception, lecture, or other special event within the charming ambiance of the Campbell House in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Surrounded by a lovely, 14-acre public park and garden, the Campbell House is a stately manor which functions daily as an art gallery and cultural center. Art exhibits change monthly and the gallery offers you an elegant and warm atmosphere that will add to any special occasion.
Space available to rent through ACMC is the first floor of the Campbell House, including the kitchen and four gallery spaces, and the garden immediately through the Porch Gallery doors. If you are interested in reserving the Train House or another section of the park, you must call the Southern Pines Recreation & Parks Dept. at 910-692-2463.
To see the rental rates, rules and restrictions for renting the Campbell House, a list of equipment available for rent, and a list of suggested caterers, please download the RENTAL CONTRACT. (You may need Acrobat Reader.)
For questions and other information, please contact Katherine MacRae at 910-692-2787 or katherine [at] mooreart.org.