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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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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Women in the Refomation Auxiliary of CHI discussion

Women in the Reformation

What were the women of Wittenberg doing while Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517? How did the Lutheran conception of law, gospel, and vocation affect Europe’s mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives? Did the Reformation have a positive or negative impact on

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Martin, Katharina, Philipp, und Friedrich

Historic Images of the Reformers Exhibit

Mark your calendars now for the opening of a special exhibit of fine art related to historic images of the Reformers: Martin Luther, Katharina von Bora, Philipp Melanchthon, and Frederick the Wise. The exhibit opens Friday, November 12, 2021 at Concordia Historical Institute, 804 Seminary Place in Saint Louis. Museum

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Box Bock in top hat at the Saxon Lutheran Memorial Fall Festival

Saxon Lutheran Memorial Fall Festival

Preparations are underway for the Saxon Lutheran Memorial Fall Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Concordia Historical Institute, the Department of Archives and History of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, continues to invite all who desire to preserve and proclaim the rich theological and cultural history of confessional Lutheranism in North

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Conference on Lutheranism in North America

Lutheranism in North America

Concordia Historical Institute, along with the Lutheran Historical Conference and Thrivent Reformation Research Center at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, are proud to sponsor “The Lutheran Reformation in North America: A 400-year Heritage”. This event will take place in Koburg Hall on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

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