Luther Memorial

The memorial pays tribute to Luther Hall, the first building constructed on campus when UMHB moved from Independence, Texas in 1886. Luther Hall was considered to be one of the finest academic buildings in Texas, until it burned down on January 26, 1929.

The memorial was constructed in 1955, from the stones of Luther Hall. It includes a bell tower with two historic bells. The Horton Bell, the lower bell in the tower, is from the University's first location in Independence. The upper bell, the sophomore bell, can only be rung by sophomores as a traditional privilege reserved for them.


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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 11/29/2011

The memorial, built 50 years ago in 1955, permanently commemorates Luther Hall, the first building to be constructed on the campus in 1886.

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Elizabeth Saunders

Elizabeth Saunders left a positive review 9/22/2017

Fam loved it

Damaris Njoroge

Damaris Njoroge left a positive review 3/22/2016

It was well done and each time is a reminder of what Jesus did on the Cross for us. Thankful for this UMHB tradition

Tejasvi Naidu Tota

Tejasvi Naidu Tota left a positive review 3/22/2016


Kevin Weck

Kevin Weck left a positive review 3/22/2016

This was an awesome play. I enjoyed the pageant immensely.liked it so much I took pictures for my scrap book

Sharon Simpson

Sharon Simpson left a positive review 3/22/2016

This was my first year to see the pageant and I was impressed by the scale of the production and the grounds. The soundtrack made hearing very accessible and the various scenes happening simultaneously were just right for a modern audience. The Jesus character praying at the end in front of the cross was meaningful. It was all incredibly moving and I found myself wiping away tears at several points of the pageant. Well done, UMHB, and praise God for holding the rain again!

Jena Coulson

Jena Coulson left a positive review 3/31/2015

I enjoy this every year!

Ruth Ledesma

Ruth Ledesma left a positive review 3/31/2015

I thought it was good.

Felicia Hannah

Felicia Hannah left a positive review 3/31/2015

This was an amazing event. This is my first semester at UMHB and this school has the most amazing activities and programs. I honestly enjoyed it all.

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