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!
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