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

A Little Christmas Art History from Director Carla

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

They Bring Their Best

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