The beautiful triptych altarpiece that we display as a part of the historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Altenburg collection is a magnificent piece of German religious art. German Kanzelaltar pieces are works of church art. A retable altar piece sets on the altar and consists of painted or sculpted panels on wood or vellum (animal skin) in … More A Little Christmas Art History from Director Carla
Those who know me, often hear my stories of “the widow’s mite.” The LCMS tradition in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of collecting mites (coins) in special little boxes is the theme of one of our Christmas trees in the exhibit this year. What LWML does with those mites is a mammoth tradition of benevolence. … More They Bring Their Best
Where there is friendship, copper can turn to gold. This is our 13th year to work as a solid team to create our exhibit of more than 50 trees, Christmas collectibles, Nativity Scenes, and a great Christmas themed gift shop. This incredible copper tree is a small sampling from my friend Geri’s collection. 41 of … More The 2017 Christmas Exhibit is Open!
Join us at the Lutheran Heritage Center in Altenburg, Sunday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., 75 Church Street, for our Autumn Gathering/ Historical Society Meeting with Rev. Dr. Frederic W. Baue, a pastor emeritus of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, author, and renowned musician. Rev. Dr. Baue has deep roots in Perry County. He is writing … More Join us Sunday for an Autumn Gathering!
Today is the anniversary of the first official Oktoberfest in Germany in 1810. However, enjoying beer at a celebration, a Volksfest, in Germany considerably predates this party in Munich to celebrate the marriage of Ludwig I of Bavaria. I hope you are making plans to attend the Fall Festival hosted by our friends at Saxon … More Oktoberfest and Fall Festivals
Are you eager to hear all of the exciting outcomes of the wonderful East Perry County fictional quilting series by Ann Hazelwood? Stop by the Lutheran Heritage Center next Sunday, Oct. 1 to visit with Ann and to have her sign a copy of the final book in this series. She will be here from … More Hazelwood’s Final Book in the East Perry County Series will be Here Sunday, Oct. 1
Plan on a stop at the Lutheran Heritage Center during the East Perry Community Fair Sept. 22-23. We will be open Friday from 9:00 a.m.-Noon and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The research library will be open for self-service with research assistance resuming after the Fair. It will be the finale weekend for the “Quilt’s … More East Perry Community Fair 2017
Our patrons learn that sometimes you have to hunt me down for a little visit. This awesome guy, Leonard Dreyer did just that last Thursday. It was my day to be at the Cape County History Center in Jackson. My Lutheran pals are known to show up there as well! He came in to look … More Another Dear Dreyer
In college, Children’s Literature was one of my passions, and I was fortunate to study under a great instructor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. When I came here in 2005, I was immediately attracted to the numerous German children’s books in the collection. The stories are mostly silly poems, moralistic tales, with some Bible stories–rather … More German Illustration Art
Rocks have always been a symbol for our museum team. Twelve years ago, we all received a small stone to represent having “a rock in our shoe” about the mission of the Lutheran Heritage Center. Many of us still have our original rocks. We would like to share an inspirational rock with you to celebrate … More “A Rock in Your Shoe”