Historic  Hermann  Museum

 In the Museum, you will see:

Redware

   Fraktur

 

Vintage Instruments

& Band Uniforms

  old Carpenter's Workbench,

Brass Sextant

 

 
 
312 Schiller Street / P.O. Box 105 / Hermann, MO 65041
 

Historic Hermann, Inc. is committed to preserving and interpreting the collective heritage of Hermann, Missouri and its environs.

Through its collections, collaborations with other organizations and restoration of the historic school building and Museum, Historic Hermann is dedicated to preserving the past and cultivate an appreciation for the Hermann area history.

 
Open April  through  October
 
CLOSED DECEMBER 16, 2013 THRU MARCH 21ST, 2014

 

Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday - Tuesday
 Noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday , Closed Wednesday

Our Museum is ADA accessible.

Admission is $5 for adults
$3 for students ages 6-18
Free to children 5 and under  &
Historic Hermann members. 
Group rates available for 10 or more people.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Click here for a video tour  Inside our Museum     

 


Our Museum Gift Shop offers local German Music on CD.  

Ehren Oncken's:"The Button Box A "chord"ing To..."

Click here to hear Tyrolienne by Ehren/Button Accordion

Copies of this CD is available for $15.00 each in our Museum Gift Shop or via USPS media mail for $18.00.

Send your name, address, title, quantity and payment to:

Historic Hermann, Inc.  P.O. Box 105  Hermann, MO    65041


Historic Hermann's Officers and Board of Directors

Steve Mueller--President

Pat Coulter--Vice President

Carol Kallmeyer--Secretary

Elaine Lalk--Treasurer  

Dennis Barks

Nick Godat

Betty Hartbauer

Joy Kallmeyer

Mike Koepke

Jon Layman

Gary Leabman

Mike Martens

Carolyn McHenry

Larry Schubert

Mary Weston 

Another fine museum  to visit in Hermann:

The Deutschheim State Historic Site


Genealogy Questions?

 Gasconade County Historical Society

 


Local Entertainment

Showboat Community Theatre

 


For information on city events, festivals, and lodging

Hermann, Missouri, Welcomes You

or

City of Hermann

or

Hermann, Missouri


Web Updates by Donna Layman,  D.D.A. Consultant
Copyright 2005 [Historic Hermann, Inc]. All rights reserved.
Revised: 04/08/14

 

It is our sincere hope that if you are in the Hermann area or plan to be in the future, you will find the time to visit us at the Museum and learn about Hermann's past.  We are always glad to welcome you and to answer any questions you may have regarding our rich and continuing history.  We look forward to seeing you. 

The Museum offers a diverse collection of objects reflecting the history and heritage of the Hermann area.  Visitors learn the why and how settlers immigrated to Hermann from the 1830s well into the 1900s.  The eclectic group of items, donated by local individuals,richly illustrates life here during that period.

The Museum, located at Fourth Street and Schiller, was built in 1871, and was used as the elementary school building by the children of Hermann until 1955. 

Today, the entire building is used as a Museum and Gift Shop.  The building was deeded to Historic Hermann, Inc. who maintains the building to this day. 


 

Certainly an important aspect of Historic Hermann's efforts are exhibits exploring the people, places, and historical events of the Hermann area .  

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As visitors approach the historic building, they can see the clock tower, that has been a long time symbol of Hermann.

 This clock, built by a German clock maker, has been  running continuously since 1890.  It requires someone to wind it at regular intervals.  This chore has been done by devoted volunteers for over 100 years.

 Visitors are invited to see the inner workings of the clock when they visit the Museum.

 The clock works located in the clock tower and are wound every week by volunteers for the last 115 years.

A visit to the Museums' Kinder (Children's) Room will delight you with many antique toys, books, old school desks, German writings on blackboards, slates, doll houses, old-time sitting room settings and a double-deck carousel. 

The Heritage Room contains many historic photographs, documents and artifacts of Hermann.  A large weaving loom also adorns the room.

In the River Room, You'll see a replica of an early pilot house, models of boats, made by some of Hermann's own river boat captains, vintage river photos, instruments, and historical data related to the glory days of river boats.

Visitors will also want to visit the displays of vintage clothing, intricate hand crafted fancy work, pieces made with human hair, an old German Feather Christmas tree, rare Sandborn maps, items featured in Charles vanRavenswaay's "The Arts and Architecture of German Settlements in Missouri", and more are just some of the unusual items to be seen.
   

 

A public mass meeting on October 30, 1952 created Historic Hermann.  With the help of the National Trust, this organization was incorporated on January 1, 1953 with a charter listing objectives that included extending appreciation of the area's German heritage by providing a Museum for receiving and preserving personal property of historic value; to foster patriotism, and to promote the general welfare and educational facilities of the area.

For more information on our Museum or to schedule group tours:

Contact:  Carol Kallmeyer

Email:  joyandcarol@centurytel.net

Phone 573-486-2389.

Make a tax-deductible donation to help Historic Hermann preserve our Museum and historic building, a treasure of Hermann's past. 

Mail to: Historic Hermann, Inc. P.O. Box 105, Hermann, MO 65041


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