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
The East Perry County Fair is just one day away. Many preparations have already been made, and still more are happening as I write this post. I took a trip to the fairgrounds just down the street from our museum and took some more photos this morning. I think a general statement that can be … More Another Attraction at the Fair…..Our Museum
Mark your calendars now. September 29th….3:00 pm until ???. The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum will be hosting a party. It’s an Autumn Museum Driveway Party. Let me set the stage. Two years ago, we decided to have an outside party on the day before the total eclipse that occurred in 2017. It was a … More Party Like It’s 1845!
I have a few days ahead of me that will keep me from doing any research for this blog, so it is likely that it will be early next week before I am able to get back to this business of writing stories from East Perry County’s past. I think I will experience a few … More Getting Back to Business
I have been spending my wake-up prayer and quiet time recently reading Psalms. We will be studying these ‘words to the music” beginning next Wednesday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. in our beautiful Reading Room. Please join us. Some of the regional pastors will be taking turns leading us. This week our museum team and … More The Lord is Always with Us
The 2018 version of the annual Christmas Country Church Tour will take place both today and tomorrow, December 13th and 14th. Our Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum is one of the stops on this tour. This tour has increased in popularity and attendance during recent years. This will be the 14th year for this event. … More Christmas Country Church Tour – 2018
Blog Book 3 is the third publication in a series of booklets containing hard copies of numerous posts which have been previously published on the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum website. As of today, it is available in our Online Store at a cost of $10 plus shipping and handling. This latest edition of our … More “Blog Book 3” Added to Online Store
As most of you know, today is Veterans Day. It is also a special Veterans Day. This special day of remembrance was once known as Armistice Day which began when the November 11th Armistice was signed in 1918 to mark the end of World War I. The photo below shows some American soldiers celebrating the … More Serving Their Country
I hope that you have your registration in and have plans underway to visit us Oct. 25-27. We have made some wonderful arrangements for stellar presentations, entertainment, food, and an awesome custom coach fieldtrip. Visit the “Conference” tab on the website menu for a more detailed syllabus. Remember, there are NO registrations at the door. … More Conference 2018 is Almost Here!
Whenever the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum receives a box with the return address of Alva, Oklahoma or Perryton, Texas my pulse quickens. Many of you know that I was raised in Kansas in the “Cherokee Neutral Lands” just two miles from the Oklahoma border in former “Indian Territory.” The incredible Rauh Sisters, of Alva, … More A Little Bit of Oklahoma