Concordia Historical Institute's two museums - one at the LCMS International Center headquarters in Kirkwood, Missouri, and the other at the exhibit hall of CHI on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Missouri, are both open.
Visits to the CHI building to conduct historical research do not require an appointment, but it is strongly encouraged to make an appointment.
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Concordia Historical Institute's current on-site exhibit is "A Kimono-Wrapped Gospel: The Mingei Prints of Sadao Watanabe." Learn more and plan your visit today on our exhibits page.
Please contact CHI with any questions or concerns at: 314-505-7900
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Join us as we rediscover the rich history of the Lutheran Church—through our museums, libraries and the largest archival collection of Lutheran historical documents in North America. Are you thinking of researching some aspect of Lutheran history? Do you have a passion for preserving and proclaiming the legacy of Lutheran congregations, schools, and social service institutions? Concordia Historical Institute can help. Join hundreds of CHI members and volunteers as we “move Lutheran history forward—together.”
Experience the Gospel through new eyes in this fabulous exhibit featuring the art of internationally-acclaimed Japanese artist Sadao Watanabe. Watanabe merged his love of Christ…
An exhibit to honor the life of early church reformer, Jan Hus (c. 1373-1415), as told through text, images and quotes. Also included in the…
An exhibit in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Chemnitz's birth. Explore the life, work, and legacy of this crucial second-generation reformer in the…
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2023 CHI Awards Banquet honors historians of North American Lutheranism PRESS RELEASE—CLAYTON, MISSOURI On November 2, 2023, Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) hosted its 50th annual
- 07 JunRead more
PRESS RELEASE—Saint Louis, Missouri Concordia Historical Institute’s latest publication, Rediscovering the Issues Surrounding the 1974 Concordia Seminary Walk Out is now available for pre-order at Concordia Publishing
What our visitors saying about their experience
My kids want to visit every museum now ! Tour guide Mehar was funny, engaging, and full of fun quirky facts about the Vestige.
Cannot say enough about the Vestige Museum experience: fun, informative, never dull, fast paced and just give an amazing perspective on the Met
Loved the small tour size (5 people) ! This was one of the main reasons I chose a Museum Pleu Tour.