Newest Recognized Historic Site
Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland

Through its Historical Site Recognition Program, the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic (LHS-MA) recognizes individuals, congregations, and other institutions, whose history or biography bears witness of their baptismal covenant to present and future generations.

To fulfill this purpose the LHS-MA recognizes sites where an event important in the history of Mid-Atlantic Lutheranism took place or where an individual (clerical or lay), congregation, or synodical agency practiced an innovative or sustained ministry. The LHS-MA also recognizes sites possessing distinctive architecture, singular artistic value, or exceptional craftsmanship, and sites possessing unusual potential for documenting the history of Mid-Atlantic Lutheranism, e. g., archaeological sites, archives, special collections, grave-sites, out-door sculpture.

Recognition consists of a short essay and appropriate images of the site added to the LHS-MA website; presentation of a plaque for mounting at the site; and a $750 grant for preserving the site’s historical records or disseminating historical information about the site.

The Society’s Site Recognition Committee welcomes nominations from members of the Society. To nominate a site please print out and complete the questionnaire below and mail before September 1, 2016 to:

Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic
c/o Site Recognition Committee
61 Seminary Ridge
Gettysburg, PA 17325

To contact the Site Committee with questions or for additional information email Site Committee Chair, Pastor Paul Tomkiel at

The following sites have been recognized by the Lutheran Historical Society of the Mid-Atlantic.

1. Zion Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2. David Day Gravesite, Union Cemetery, Selinsgrove, PA
3. William A. Passavant Home, Zelienople, PA
4. Greenville Hall, Thiel College, Greenville PA
5. Luther Place Memorial Lutheran Church, Washington, DC
6. Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Lancaster, PA
7. Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA
8. Father Frederick Heyer Gravesite, Friedens Lutheran Church, Friedens, PA
9. Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland