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…

Carl’s Arrival

On October 22, 1866, Carl arrived in America.  In fact Carl came to America many times.  In fact, I found a list that said Carl came to America 18 times between 1858 and 1872.  You see, Carl was a sailing ship with the name of Carl.  When the Carl arrived in 1866, it was carrying … More Carl’s Arrival

The Voyage Begins

For passengers aboard the Copernicus and the Johann Georg, November 3rd in 1838 must have been a day of apprehension and excitement.  For many of these folks, the preparation for the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States had been going on for quite some time.  It was finally the day for them … More The Voyage Begins