WELS Historical Institute
September 25, 2021
Save the date!
Location: Salem Lutheran Church, 6810 N. 107th St., Milwaukee, WI (Event will also be livestreamed)
Times: 1-5 p.m.
(All times are Central time zone)
1 – 1:15 p.m. – Opening by Synod President Mark Schroeder
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. – Panel discussion with former WELS Historical Institute presidents
Past presidents and the current president of the WELS Historical Institute will discuss their time leading the Institute and the challenges the Historical Institute faced. Questions are encouraged from the audience.
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. – Presentation from current WELS Historical Institute Journal Editor Dr. John Brenner
Dr. Brenner will briefly highlight certain issues of the Journal and discuss the impact the Journal has on scholarly research of WELS history.
2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Cemetery Tour with James Moeller or Salem Landmark Museum Tour with Alan Siggelkow and Bill Schaefer
Come and tour Salem Landmark Church and museum to see the preservation work the Historical Institute has been completing on the building and artifacts from our Synod’s history. A tour of the historic West Granville cemetery, adjacent to Salem Landmark Church, will also be offered by Mr. James Moeller.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Presentation on the history of the Institute by Dr. Mark Braun
Dr. Braun, a former president of the WELS Historical Institute, will focus on the early history of the Institute and examine some of the challenges facing the Institute today.
4:30 – 5 p.m. – Hymn sing with Mr. Carl Nolte
Join over in Salem Landmark Church for a hymn sing to close out our celebration with sacred hymns of praise. Mr. Carl Nolte will play the historic reed organ preserved in the Landmark Church.