The 42nd Passion Play in Oberammergau 2020

Over the years, we have attempted to plan or promote educational fun experiences as a part of our mission here.  We are fortunate in the next year to participate in trips to Germany and Switzerland, sponsored by our friends at “Purposeful Journeys by Malone Clan Expeditions, LLC.”  We are not sponsoring these trips in any … More The 42nd Passion Play in Oberammergau 2020

An Invitation to Conversation in Germany

I hope you will consider joining my friends at Malone Clan Expeditions in Jackson, MO for a wonderful journey to the Luther sites in Germany.  Wartburg Castle pictured here will be one of the stops on this 11 day trip.  The journey is titled, “Invitation to Conversation in Germany.”  It revolves around history, religious ideas, … More An Invitation to Conversation in Germany

Stories in the Trees

There will be no story involving family research today.  I want to use today’s post as an opportunity to point out that right now we have several stories on display at our museum.  Those stories are in the trees.  The trees are part of our annual Christmas exhibit here at our museum. First, let me … More Stories in the Trees

First Reformation…Then Obscuration

Yesterday, the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum hosted a party which focused on celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation.  The date that usually is associated with the beginning of that Reformation is October 31, 1517.  It was the day that Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  … More First Reformation…Then Obscuration

Our Wittenberg

In a recent article published in the Washington Post, the following quote was made: “By official estimates, upward of 2 million tourists will descend on Wittenberg this year — and that could pose a problem.” Residents of East Perry County should relax after reading this after they realize that the Wittenberg mentioned here is not … More Our Wittenberg

All the Best Super Heroes have Capes

Our museum friend, Darlene Burt sent us the Playmobile toy company Martin Luther character in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  Her daughter works in a toy store in Seattle.  Note Luther’s little German script Old and New Testaments and his writing quill-so appropriate for this great scholar who wrote voraciously.  My favorite … More All the Best Super Heroes have Capes

Vom Himmel Hoch

There are several Christmas hymns that supposedly were first introduced on Christmas Eve, December 24th.  One of the most famous was one which was written by none other than Martin Luther.  That hymn was Vom Himmel Hoch…..or in English, From Heaven Above.  Although not everyone agrees on the exact year, many indicate that Martin Luther … More Vom Himmel Hoch