Obituary: former Ryerss Museum supervisor Mary Louise Campbell

A Burholme resident and the retired supervisor of the Ryerss Museum and Library, Mary Louise Campbell died Jan. 10.

The 83-year-old began volunteering at Ryers in the ’60s, joined the staff in 1973 and retired 20 years later. Campbell is survived by her husband, three sons and five grandchildren. Her husband and son both have ties to the Philadelphia Inquirer, where you can read Campbell’s full obituary.

The Ryerss mansion was built in 1859 as a summer home for the family and a place to display the many items its occupants acquired through travel. The house was turned over to the City of Philadelphia in the early 20th century.

 

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