Our Spider Story

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

Conference Updates

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

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 … More A Painter and a Friend

An Invitation to Conversation in Germany

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