Welcome to the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic!

The Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic was formed in 1989 as a reorganization of The Historical Society of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America begun in 1952 and of its predecessor organizations, the first of which was founded in 1843.

Fall Program 2014

TRADITION OR CONTEXT? German Lutheran Congregations Confront the Melting Pot” is the title of the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic’s Fall program to be held October 4 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Paul’s Run Liberty Lutheran Campus located at 9896 Bustleton Avenue in Philadelphia.


Dr. Friederike Baer, Assistant Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University, Abington will present on “The Trial of Frederick Eberly: Language, Patriotism, and Citizenship in Philadelphia’s German Community, 1790-1830.”

Dr. John Frantz, Professor of History, Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University will make a presentation on “The Ecumenical Henry Melchior Muhlenberg.”

The Rev. Dr. Karl Krueger, Library Director and Professor of History of Christianity, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia will address the program theme with a paper entitled “What Goes Around Comes Around: The Language Wars at Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary, 1885-1895.”

The day will conclude with a tour of the Lutheran Archives Center on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 7901 Germantown Pike, Philadelphia. The cost is $40 and includes lunch.

To Register:

Click here to download a registration form, and mail a check payable to LHSMA to: Lee Knepp, PO Box 76, McClure, PA 17841.

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