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.
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.
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 1830’s well
into the 1900’s. The eclectic group of items, donated by local
individuals, richly illustrates life here during that period.
located at Fourth Street and Schiller, was built in 1871, and was used
as the elementary school building by the children of Hermann until
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
an important aspect of Historic Hermann's efforts are exhibits
exploring the people, places, and historical events of the Hermann
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.
invited to see the inner workings of the clock when they visit the
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
Room contains many historic photographs, documents and artifacts of
Hermann. A large weaving loom also adorns
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.
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.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Tuesday Noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday , Closed Wednesday
Our Museum is
Admission is $5 for adults
$3 for students ages 6-18
Free to children 5 and
Historic Hermann members.
Group rates available for 10 or more
information on our Museum or to schedule group tours: