As we approach the end of 2019 and look forward to a new decade, we who are involved in the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society and the Lutheran Heritage Center & Musuem recognize that our gracious God has blessed us in so many ways. Allow me to give you a little taste of our year … More God Has Been So Good to Us
Join us at the Lutheran Heritage Center in Altenburg, Sunday Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., 75 Church Street, for our Autumn Gathering/ Historical Society Meeting with Rev. Dr. Frederic W. Baue, a pastor emeritus of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, author, and renowned musician. Rev. Dr. Baue has deep roots in Perry County. He is writing … More Join us Sunday for an Autumn Gathering!
When I write stories for this blog, it is usually about people who lived and died a long time ago. When I do research for these stories, it is actually easier to do so because there are privacy laws which protect the public from getting at more recent records. For example, the last Federal census … More Shorty and Leona
Last night, the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society held one of its regular business meetings at our museum. As we were sitting in the Research Library listening to committee reports, we heard a loud crash on the other side of the bookcases. We immediately knew that one of our Christmas trees had “taken a dive”. … More Blue…..Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue….Christmas
We ran across this old picture from our photo morgue at the museum and figured it was worth a blog post. There is evidence in the photograph above that it was taken inside the home of Vernon Meyr, the long-time president of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society. Gerard Fiehler has a piece of Vernon’s … More Vintage Perry County Christmas
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
The 4th biennial immigration history conference is now a piece of our history. It was a wonderful three days of reunions with research patrons, a celebration of art and music, as well as an opportunity for our Historical Society to bring the leadership of the LCMS to the Altenburg region. The Lutheran Heritage Center team … More 2016 Conference
This blog is the next in the series highlighting the people who make our site possible. Eleven years ago, at our initial planning retreat, I was conducting an exercise on “brainstorming” museum development. I said, “If Carolyn Schmidt says that our site will be a better place if we have chicken coops in the parking … More Chicken Coop Joy