Museum site interpreting the 1839 German Lutheran immigration to Perry County Missouri. Includes more than 4,000 square feet of exhibition space and a world-class family research library. Two historic log cabins are interpreted at the site including the National Register of Historic Places listed Log Cabin College the first seminary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Latitude: 37.630955 Longitude: -89.58536 Elevation: 577 ft
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Director of the Lutheran Heritage Center Research Library and Museum in Altenburg, MO; and the Cape Girardeau County History Center in Jackson, MO. Owner of CL Jordan Preservation.
Lutheran Heritage Center Research Library & Museum of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society. A state-of-the-art regional history museum and world-class family research library interpreting and documenting the 1839 German Lutheran immigration to Perry County Missouri. Some of the founders of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod were a part of this original group consisting of 7 settlements along and near the Mississippi River. Much of the original cultural fabric and several of the original settlements are still active communities.
Tourism site, free admission, open every day 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Guided and self-guided tours available, including more than 4,000 square feet of climate controlled exhibit space, and two log cabin interpretation including the first Log Cabin Concordia Seminary, 1839. Rotating exhibitions throughout the year with an annual Christmas Tree exhibit, Nov. 15-Jan. 15 including more than 40 themed trees.
Seasons OpenOpen 360 days per year
Hours Open10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pet Friendly Notes
Guide dogs permitted with plenty of outdoor greenspace for walking pets