The ‘Legend of the Spiders’ is not a Halloween story at our site. It is a beautiful Christmas story. It is a popular folk tale commonly shared across the Ukraine and also in Germany. There are numerous variations of the story, but most of them end up with the beautiful glistening spider’s webs creating tinsel … More Our Spider Story
This is my annual post regarding my ‘joyous is the price’ philosophy of life. We all know that everything that is ‘worth it’–the stuff that makes a difference–is hard work. We have done a lot of that hard work around this site for nearly 14 years. One of my faults is being a ‘what’s next’ … More All in a Day at the Lutheran Heritage Center
Blog Book 3 is the third publication in a series of booklets containing hard copies of numerous posts which have been previously published on the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum website. As of today, it is available in our Online Store at a cost of $10 plus shipping and handling. This latest edition of our … More “Blog Book 3” Added to Online Store
Dear Conference Attendees and Museum Staffers, Please keep checking in on the Conference tab for updated syllabus information. I just added new information. As we have finalized information-up until the time of registration–we will have updates on the site. You will have a printed syllabus in your registration packet. Please check in to the Museum … More Conference Updates
I hope that you have your registration in and have plans underway to visit us Oct. 25-27. We have made some wonderful arrangements for stellar presentations, entertainment, food, and an awesome custom coach fieldtrip. Visit the “Conference” tab on the website menu for a more detailed syllabus. Remember, there are NO registrations at the door. … More Conference 2018 is Almost Here!
We have been fortunate to feature an artist at each of our every-other-year History Conferences. This year not only are we having guests from all over the country (from FL to CA) and Germany, we have booked an exhibition with renowned painter, Dave Carter and his beautiful paintings of regional grist mills. Dave’s exhibition at our site will … More Artist in Residence, Dave Carter
Whenever the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum receives a box with the return address of Alva, Oklahoma or Perryton, Texas my pulse quickens. Many of you know that I was raised in Kansas in the “Cherokee Neutral Lands” just two miles from the Oklahoma border in former “Indian Territory.” The incredible Rauh Sisters, of Alva, … More A Little Bit of Oklahoma
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 … More A Painter and a Friend
I hope you will consider joining my friends at Malone Clan Expeditions in Jackson, MO for a wonderful journey to the Luther sites in Germany. Wartburg Castle pictured here will be one of the stops on this 11 day trip. The journey is titled, “Invitation to Conversation in Germany.” It revolves around history, religious ideas, … More An Invitation to Conversation in Germany
Tales of Tears Turned to Triumphs We are excited to invite you to participate in our 5th Biennial Immigration History Conference, October 25-27. The Title of the Conference this year is, “Tales of Tears Turned to Triumph.” We have many research findings to share with you, with continued stories of the original groups of Lutherans … More Conference 2018 Registration is Open!