About Us

The Perry County Lutheran Historical Society (PCLHS) was founded in 1910 to care for the 1839 Log College Seminary (the first Concordia Seminary, St. Louis). PCLHS’s mission is to document, preserve, and interpret the 1839 German Lutheran Immigration history in Perry County, Missouri.

The site includes The Log College Seminary, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Christiane Loeber Cabin, and a new state-of-the-art museum and family research library. Completed in 2005, the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum include the Main Exhibits gallery, visitor center, research library and the First Church Building Gallery (1845). We are a non-profit institution, serving an international audience.

PCLHS would like to thank the members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Altenburg (1867) for allowing our visitors to include a guided tour of the church as a part of their museum experience.