A Painter and a Friend

Two wonderful additions to our 2018 Immigration History Conference are the artist for this year’s conference, Dave Carter; and the conference will be dedicated in memory of Carol Lamm, longtime museum patron and friend.  Dave is a renowned painter of Missouri mills, and Carol is the multi-great granddaughter of our first Altenburg pastor, G.H. Loeber and his wife, Wilhelmine.

carol lamm      Dave Carter Bollinger Mill

Carol Lamm                                             Dave Carter’s Bollinger Mill

There will be tributes to Carol Lamm throughout the conference weekend including a pipe organ concert and the planting of a tree in her memory.  We are planning on hosting some of her family, and are eager to hear their stories of this beautiful and brilliant descendant of the 1839 immigration.

Dave Carter is a Missouri painter.  He received his BFA in Studio Art from Truman State University.  He worked as a graphic designer for a sign company from 1995 through 2010.  In 2011, he and wife, Dr. Sally Carter opened “dave’s studio–Visual Art Service” in Kirksville.  When Sally accepted a position at Southeast Missouri State University in 2014, the couple moved to Cape Girardeau. Dave became interested in Missouri mills when he visited Bollinger Mill State Park.


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