The Perry County Historical Society will have a speaker to talk about the history of a small community.
Noted historian, educator and writer, Warren Schmidt will be in Perry County for a presentation on the now defunct community of Wittenberg, Missouri on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. after the Society’s meeting at 108 S. Progress Drive.
Schmidt has authored two books on the town, Wittenberg ‘03, the Coming of a Church, and Wittenberg ‘04, Coming of a Railroad, works of historical fiction, both of which contain stories about real people and places in this Mississippi River town in East Perry County through the years. The books will both be available for sale by the author for $15 each ( cash or check accepted) and Schmidt will autograph the books as requested.
Proceeds from the sale of both books support the mission of the Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum in Altenburg, Missouri, which is operated by the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society.
Schmidt is a retired Lutheran educator and past president of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society. Residing in Altenburg, his research on the Log Cabin College there has been published in the Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly. In addition to the two volumes mentioned, he has also written Mama Buenger: Mother of a Synod, and is a regular contributor to the blog on the Lutheran Heritage Center’s website, www.lutheranmuseum.com.
In addition to the presentation by Schmidt, we will have on exhibit several photographs of Wittenberg from the collection of John Harold Lloyd.
In addition to the presentation by Warren Schmidt, the Society will have on exhibitseveral photographs of Wittenberg from the collection of John Harold Lloyd.
In the early 1970s Mr. Lloyd was a student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and his photo-documentation project, along with hundreds of warren R. Schmidt other images, was donated to the Perry County Historical society by his wife, Anita Groves Lloyd.