Save the Date for our Annual Meeting and Program, April 25, 2017
on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg


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.


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John Christian Frederick Heyer

John Christian Frederick HeyerJohn Christian Frederick Heyer was the first missionary sent out by Lutherans in America. Born in Germany on July 10, 1793, he came to America in 1807 to escape the Napoleonic wars. He studied theology in Philadelphia and the University

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