Our regular blogger, Warren Schmidt is taking a much-deserved vacation, so today’s offering is not a traditional look at family, but rather how the Board of Directors has added and made some adjustments to the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum family. Although Gerard Fiehler has been working at the Museum for years, he has a … More Welcome and changes to the Family!
I hope you will plan a visit to the Lutheran Heritage Center in the coming days. We will reopen June 11, at 10:00 a.m. and will resume our normal hours with COVID-19 protocols. You will be briefed on the protocols upon arrival. We are eager to show you the remodeling updates to the lobby, lighting, … More Reopening Updates
Rocks have always been a symbol for our museum team. Twelve years ago, we all received a small stone to represent having “a rock in our shoe” about the mission of the Lutheran Heritage Center. Many of us still have our original rocks. We would like to share an inspirational rock with you to celebrate … More “A Rock in Your Shoe”
He’s a researcher, author, teacher, husband, a “Grumps” to a pretty special crew, a proud Lutheran, our President, a woodworker, a gardner, and our friend. Happy Birthday, Warren!
On a hot July day in 1930, Martin and Clara Hecht welcomed their son, Elmer. Today we are celebrating his journey from life to life. His funeral service will be at Trinity Lutheran, Altenburg on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Elmer was a docent on our museum team. I will always fondly remember his sweet, kind, … More Celebrating the Life of Elmer Hecht
A special congratulations to our museum docent, Eunice Schlichting. She just received her Master’s of Information and Library Science degree from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Way to go Eunice! Eunice is a valuable member of our team providing much support to me from her years of professional museum experience at The Putnam. I am so … More Celebrating One of Our Own
It is a joy to direct both the Lutheran Heritage Center and the Cape Girardeau County History Center. Many of the History Center docents and board were able to visit the LHC for a tour of the trees and a fun luncheon on Tuesday. Pictured below is Nona, who volunteers in Jackson and is also … More The South Meet the North
All of our Christmas trees have stories. Some of them are simple, some are about winter in Perry County, German traditions, and Santa has an incredible area this year. A tree that has been with us since the beginning 12 years ago is the Immigration Tree. It is a significant contribution to our interpretation of … More The Trees have Stories
I am enjoying Warren’s historic posts. They are fantastic! My post today will catch all of our Museum and Research Library Friends up on the “goings on” at the Heritage Center. I am so thankful to Ray and Carolyn Schmidt for inviting us to provide the vending at their auction. The Schmidt’s will be relocating nearby and Carolyn … More Lutheran Heritage Center Updates
Many of us have a bit of “political propaganda” fatigue, so this is my solution for a respite. I will create a series of spotlights on the folks who keep this amazing Historical Society and Heritage Center alive. My inaugural post will feature our Historical Society President and First Lady, Warren and Sandra Schmidt. I … More Meet Our President & First Lady