Conference 2021

 Join Us for the 6th Biennial

Immigration History Conference

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October 28-30, 2021

The Civil War in Perry County, Missouri: From Immigration to Skirmish & Compromise

$250./Person For the Entire Conference Includes: 

  • All of the conference sessions and materials
  • Home cooked meals
  • An Exhibit from Nadine Saylor, renowned glass artist, and from the National Quilt Museum
  • “Formal Banquet with Informal Attire” on Saturday
  • Musical Entertainment each day
  • 1:1 Family Research Assistance.
  • Special Civil War Themed Events
  • And So Much More

All presenters must be authorized by our Director, but there is a reduced conference fee of $225./person for presenters.  The conference cannot be purchased for one day-it is an all inclusive package.  Dietary needs and restrictions will be accommodated but must be communicated a week before the conference.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. William R. Eddleman

                       Dr. Eddleman is an Associate Director of the State of Missouri Historical Society over their Cape Girardeau Research Center.  He is also the President of the State of Missouri Genealogical Society.  Dr. Eddleman served as the president of the Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society for 14 years, and was editor of their journal for 20 years.  He is an 8th generation Missourian.  He is a retired biology professor and provost of Southeast Missouri State University.  

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Conference Artist

Mouth blown glass is an important German and German-American trade and art form.  We will have a wonderful new Lutheran Heritage Center blown glass feature that we will unveil at the conference.  Our “Artist in Residence” at the Conference will be renowned glass artist, Nadine Saylor.

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Conference Registrations are First Come First Served with Paid Fees by Check or Digitally

To Pay Electronically:   Click Here and follow these steps:  Scroll to the bottom of the payment page, click on “Donation” and enter the total amount of your Conference Fees-$250./person.

Make Checks Payable to:  Perry County Lutheran Historical Society (PCLHS), P.O. Box 53, Altenburg, MO, USA  63732.  Place the word “Conference” in the memo section.

 Lodging

The Weber Farm-Air BnB

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/38480138

Eggers & Company General Store Bed & Breakfast-A terrific glimpse of a special rural town mercantile and post office in Farrar, MO.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  To learn more or make reservations visit:  www.eggersandcompany.com