Epiphany 2020

It has been a wonderful Christmas season at the Lutheran Heritage Center. We have hosted well more than a thousand guests this past few months; we worked hard to create an excellent exhibit; and we celebrate this New Year as a seasoned team–looking hopefully forward with faith and purpose. The last tree I would like … More Epiphany 2020

I Heard the Bells…

We have some incredible bells within the landscape of the Lutheran Heritage Center: the beautiful historic bell at Trinity Church, and the First Church bell, cast in Spain near the same time as our country’s Liberty Bell. I also love the carillon tones from our beloved Immanuel Church in Altenburg. We have already told their … More I Heard the Bells…

German Feather Trees

My friend, April Isbell Schneider inspired this post. She really likes German-style feather trees. If you research these beauties, you realize that historic ones are hard to find in proper condition to display, and the newly produced authentic ones are quite costly. I will show you April’s brilliant compromise at the end of this post. … More German Feather Trees

Create Your Own Putzen

I began collecting tiny paper Putz houses 15 years ago when then Historical Society Pres., Leonard Kuehnert told me about them. Museum founder, Vernon Meyr had a few of them in his grandparent’s collection. His Christmas ornament collection was used for our very first Christmas exhibit 15 years ago next month. Putzen are traditional small … More Create Your Own Putzen