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”
This is retired U.S. Air Force and Civil Serviceman, Ralph P. McLain. Ralph is from Augusta, Georgia. He served in WW II with Perry County fighter pilot, Ray Littge. He was in the 352nd, 486th Squadron. Ralph completed his pilot’s training, but they were in desperate need of radio operators, and he also had his … More Retired Airman, Ralph P. McLain
Join us at the Lutheran Heritage Center, Saturday, April 22 for the premiere of Ann Hazelwood’s 4th book in the Perry County series. The next installment of this extraordinary series is hot off the press and will be available for purchase at the museum. Come by and meet our esteemed author, join us for High … More Hazelwood’s 4th Book in the Perry County Fiction Series to Premiere at Our Site!
Join Us For a Fun “Quilt Trail” in Cape & Perry Counties during the Scenic Drive, April 22-23 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum, 75 Church St., Altenburg, MO will be featuring the antique quilt collection of Imogene “Imy” Unger of Frohna, MO. Imy is the inspiration for the “antique boutique” … More Quilt Tour Destination!
Join us Sat. April 22 and Sunday April 23 from 10:00 a.m. To 4:00 p.m. for “High Tea with Imy and Her Quilts.” We will be opening the Imogene Unger quilt exhibition with a terrific celebration during Scenic Drive. In the new Perry County quilt themed fiction book series, by Ann Hazelwood, the character of … More Quilt Exhibit Opening April 22-23
Join Us, Sat. May 6, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Heritage Center for a one day family research workshop. Our research team, including renowned family researcher, Ken F. Craft will gather in our state-of-the-art Starzinger Family Research Library for sessions on Your German Family Tree, the resources we have available in our library, DNA … More Attend Our Genealogy Workshop
Every museum director should be blessed with a retired engineer on staff. Lynn Degenhardt has made development dream after development dream come true for our site. Today we completed the flag gallery exhibition in honor of our research library founder, Ken F. Craft. Ken purchased 24 beautiful silk exhibit quality flags in 2014 to represent … More Fun with Flags
We had a wonderful time with the Zschoche-Hilpert family. On Saturday, we opened the biographical exhibit of their family story that derived in Frohna, MO. (See Warren Schmidt’s previous blog on the family history). We are happy to have this incredible family as supporters of our site. John Hilpert will be joining our docent team, … More Hilpert-Zschoche Family Gathering & Exhibit Opening