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.

Spring Program 2014

“Finding New Paths to Service: Women Innovators in Eastern Lutheranism” will be the title of the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic’s 2014 Spring Program/ Annual Meeting / Luncheon. This program will take place as part of Gettysburg Seminary’s Spring Academy on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Seminary Chapel, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (LTSG), 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Registration will begin at 8:30 am. A brief chapel service will follow at 9:00 am and the continuing program at 9:15. The keynote speaker will be Maria Erling, Professor of Modern Church History and Global Missions (LTSG). This topic will be further explored following Dr. Erling’s lecture with a panel presentation entitled “Shape Shifting: The Feminine Leadership of Mary Stuckenburg (1839-1934), Elsie Singmaster, (1879-1958), and LaVene Grove (1884-1970).” Panelists include Marianne Brock, Susan Hill, and Jean LeGros, all society members and graduates of LTSG. Lunch will be available in the Seminary Refectory. Click below to download a registration form.

Fall Program 2014

“TRADITION OR CONTEXT? German Lutheran Congregations Confront the Melting Pot is the title of LHSMA FALL PROGRAM which will take place in Philadelphia on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Paul’s Run Liberty Lutheran Campus, 9896 Bustleton Avenue and the Lutheran Archives Center on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7901 Germantown Pike. Dr. Friederike Baer, Assistant Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University, Abington and winner of LHSMA’s Biglerville Prize, 2011 for The Trial of Frederick Eberly: Language, Patriotism, and Citizenship in Philadelphia’s German Community, 1790-1830 will speak on the title of her book. Dr. John Frantz, Professor of History, Emeritus, Pennsylvania State University will lecture 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 present “What Goes Around Comes Around: The Language Wars at Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary, 1885-1895.” Stay tuned to the website for registration information and for questions contact LHSMA program chair, Susan Hill by email suehill10@comcast.net

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