CHI Executive Director Rev. Dr. Daniel Harmelink mocks up one display cube for the upcoming exhibit “Luther Medals and Reformation Coins: Michigan Connections and Collectors.”

Upcoming Museum Exhibit on Collecting Reformation Coins and Medals

Upcoming Museum Exhibit on Collecting Reformation Coins and Medals PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 17, 2024 ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) houses the most extensive institutional collection of Reformation coins and medals outside of Germany. For 175 years, Missouri Synod Lutherans have collected these Reformation pieces as

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Concordia Historical Institute remembers Walkout 50 years later

Concordia Historical Institute remembers the Concordia Seminary St. Louis Walkout 50 years later ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—February 19, 2024 will mark 50 years since the majority of the faculty and students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis left campus in a dramatic event that is now known in Lutheran circles simply

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Concordia Historical Institute Recognizes Historians across the Country

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 Awards Banquet and annual members meeting. Every year, the CHI awards banquet honors scholars from across the nation—even, in some years, across the globe—who are

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Book cover of Rediscovering the Issues Surrounding the 1974 Concordia Seminary Walkout, featuring a photo from the Walkout: the doors underneath Luther Tower are boarded up, with "EXILED" written across them in white paint.

REDISCOVERING THE ISSUES: Pre-Order Seminex Bible Study!

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 House and Amazon. Designed for use by individuals or groups, each of the eleven chapters in this work outline specific doctrinal issues and controversies that

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Pardon Our Email Interruption!

Those of you subscribed to Today in History or This Week in History may have noticed it was absent from your inbox this week. We are currently changing our e-newsletter provider for those publications, but should have it up and running soon! In the meantime, you can access the master

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A young family enjoys the Sadao Watanabe exhibit at Concordia Historical Institute on April 15, 2023.

Concordia Historical Institute Hosts Sadao Watanabe Exhibit

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, 2023, Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) was pleased to open their latest on-site museum exhibition, “A Kimono-Wrapped Gospel: The Mingei Prints of Sadao Watanabe.” The exhibit

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Visitors enjoyed seeing familiar Biblical scenes in an unfamiliar style and idiom.

May Events at CHI!

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 love to have you stop by CHI for some of our fabulous upcoming events! Walther Round Table Join CHI for the annual Walther Roundtable on

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RSVP to the 2023 CHI Spring Gala!

  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, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and exclusive tours of the archives and the new museum exhibit. Tickets are $25 per person or $50 flat for

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Concordia Historical Institute Honors Lutheran History Authors

President Harrison and others recognized for moving Lutheran history forward PRESS RELEASE—CLAYTON, MISSOURI On November 10, 2022, Concordia Historical Institute hosted its 49th annual Awards Banquet to recognize those scholars who are contributing in manifold ways to the study of Lutheranism in North America. The eight-member Awards Committee nominated eleven

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