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.
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.
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A Kimono-Wrapped Gospel: The Mingei Prints of Sadao Watanabe
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…
Jan Hus: Reformer, Confessor, Martyr
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…
Martin Chemnitz at 500: The Second Martin’s Life, Work, and Legacy
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…
- 01 Jun
Concordia Historical Institute Hosts Sadao Watanabe ExhibitRead more
Concordia Historical Institute’s Sadao Watanabe art exhibit explores familiar Bible stories through the lens of contemporary Japanese folk art PRESS RELEASE—CLAYTON, MISSOURI On April 15,
- 05 May
May Events at CHI!Read more
May promises to be a happily busy month here at Concordia Historical Institute, as we have a number of fun and educational events planned. We’d
- 31 Mar
Spring 2023 CHI QuarterlyRead more
Don’t know much about the Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America? This issue should help in that regard! The Spring 2023 Concordia Historical Institute
- 14 Mar
RSVP to the 2023 CHI Spring Gala!Read more
Join Concordia Historical Institute on Saturday, April 15 from 2:00–4:00pm for our 2023 Spring Gala! This family-friendly event will feature games and activities, prizes,
- 30 Jan
Winter 2022 CHI QuarterlyRead more
How have Lutherans faithfully shared and received the Word of Christ? Read on! The Winter 2022 Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly (Volume 95, no.4) contains two
Concordia Historical Institute
Concordia Historical Institute seeks to move Lutheran history forward with artifacts, documents and pictures from its collection. Here you can find information on our current exhibit. HOURS Open weekdays, 9:00…
CHI Museum at the International Center
Stand before a reproduction of the Castle Church doors on which Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses. View a selection of Luther’s writings. Walk among trunks and personal items like…
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