Some of the items you will see in  the Museum:




Vintage Instruments

& Band Uniforms

   Carpenter's Workbench

Brass Sextant


Historic  Hermann  Museum

Opening for the 2015 Season on Saturday, March 28th, 2015

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come in and see what is new in the Museum and the Gift Shop!



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

and the two Krist Kindl weekends in December  

CLOSED DECEMBER 15, 2014 THRU MARCH 28th, 2015 



Click here for a video tour  Inside our Museum




Historic Hermann's Officers and Board of Directors

Betty Hartbauer--President

Mike Martens --V. President

Carol Kallmeyer--Secretary

Elaine Lalk--Treasurer  

Dennis Barks

Pat Coulter

Walter Els

Nick Godat

Mike Koepke

Jon Layman

Gary Leabman

Carolyn McHenry

Steve Mueller

Mike Pratt

Mary Weston 

Another fine museum to visit in Hermann:

Deutschheim Verein

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


City of Hermann


Hermann, Missouri

Copyright 2015 [Historic Hermann, Inc]. All rights reserved.

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.  


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 will see the inner workings of the clock when they visit.

 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, writing slates, doll houses, an old-time sitting room and a handmade toy 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.

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" are just some of the unusual items to be  seen in the Museum.



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 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.

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

Contact:  Carol Kallmeyer


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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