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Pressed into Service Exhibit Catalog

Now Available:
Museum Exhibit Catalog “Pressed into Service by the Word of God”
Documenting the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Concordia Historical Institute is pleased to make available a detailed full-color catalog of its museum exhibit currently on display on the campus of Concordia Seminary in Clayton, Missouri. “The Lutheran Reformation employed not only the printing press but also the coin press in broadcasting the re-discovered Word of God throughout Europe and beyond. We wanted to share these historical treasures with a national and international audience—with those who are unable to travel to Saint Louis and view this very special exhibit in person.” said CHI Executive Director Daniel Harmelink. “Although the exhibit will close this November, these hand-selected historical rarities can continue to inform and inspire through this printed catalog.”

In addition to presenting detailed information about the exhibit’s 24 rare books and 152 rare coins and medals—historical touchstones that give witness to Martin Luther and the Reformation—the catalog includes photos of the extensive exhibit display of colorful Reformation “Notgeld” (Emergency Money) from the 1920s and other vintage Luther and Reformation porcelain, smoking pipes, plaques, statues and artwork. Introductory remarks about the exhibit by President Harrison, Dr. Cameron MacKenzie and Dr. Robert Kolb are also included in the publication.

The catalog (46 pages + 10 pages of introductory material) is available from Concordia Historical Institute for $8.00 (plus $3.00 for shipping and handling). Each catalog is signed by the director of the institute and individually numbered (only 500 copies have been printed). Discounts for quantity purchases are available.

The Concordia Historical Institute’s Museum Exhibit Hall is located at 804 Seminary Place in Clayton, Missouri. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM. The exhibit will close on Friday, November 9, 2018. Contact CHI for more information about the exhibit and catalog at 314-505-7900 or visit the CHI website.

Please contact Concordia Historical Institute for information about becoming a CHI member and supporting the institute’s mission in “moving Lutheran history forward—together.”

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