Tomorrow, my congregation will gather after our Sunday worship to have a voters’ meeting. I am of the opinion that the concept of congregations in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod having voters’ meetings began right here in Altenburg. In fact, I think it began on the land that I now own. I am not going to … More April 15th – A Significant Day in Lutheran History
The Perry County Lutheran Historical Society has been in existence since 1910, when it took on its mission of preserving the Log Cabin College. We still include that task as part of our mission, but the activities of the historical society go well beyond that these days. In 2005, thanks to a generous donation from … More Directing the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum
Today is a very special day! It is Warren and Sandi Schmidt’s wedding 33rd wedding anniversary! Warren and Sandi are on the road today, so Carla Grebing is your guest blogger. We wish Warren and Sandi many more happy, healthy years together! We have been enjoying a wonderful Spring and early Summer at the Museum. … More New at the Museum!
I do not have much time for writing today, but I will publish plenty of photographs that were taken during our 6th Annul Immigration Conference which had the theme, Perry County, Missouri: Immigration & War in America and Overseas. I will begin with a gallery of photos showing different sessions that were held inside the … More A Conference for the History Books
I have no time to write our normal post today, but I did take some photos of our ongoing construction of our museum addition. We are excited as we await this building’s completion. We look forward to welcoming future visitors to our expanded museum. I should be back into the family research again tomorrow. Perhaps … More Museum Addition Update
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!
We want to give you a little update today on some things have that been going on here at the museum as we have persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like so many other businesses similar to us, we have had to close our doors as the world has dealt with this disease, and without the … More Missouri CARES for Little Museums
I enjoyed working this fine Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Heritage Center. Upon arriving I walked around, and after 16 years as the director here, I am still amazed at the new things I notice—even in exhibits I’ve created myself. As a historian in material culture, I am naturally fascinated by objects, documents, art, and … More Symbols of Our Stories
Time to stop and count blessings again today. It’s only Wednesday and we have 1/2 of a floor on the new wing of the Lutheran Heritage Center, we had another awesome Bible Study on our journey with the Psalms, and progress in the archives is becoming measurable (what a relief.) In the lower level archives, … More Hungry for Autumn Color and a “Warren” of School Kids!
My coffee smells so good this morning, and the birds are singing a full opera as I step out onto the patio. It’s swampy and gloomy out this morning, but the colors of the neighborhood flowers are bursting through the dawn—it seems to be a good year for roses. Southeast Missouri is beautiful in every … More My Cup is Overflowing