The Augustana Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization of professional scholars, amateur historians, and above all friends of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. We’re bound together by our desire to preserve and tell Augustana’s story.

The Mission of the Augustana Historical Society is threefold: to preserve the history of Augustana College, it’s relation to the Lutheran Church, and to Swedish-America immigration and culture. This is achieved through publications, presentations, and the collection of written records and artifacts.

This website is a work in progress. The Museum Collection page documents the items in the Augustana Historical Society Museum collection and is being added to. The Publications page lists publications of the Augustana Historical Society. The Society is actively publishing and is in the process of digitizing past publications.