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,
educational programs, collaborations with other organizations and
restoration of its historic school building and Museum, Historic
Hermann is dedicated to preserving the past and cultivates an
appreciation for Hermann area history.
Open April through
CLOSED NOVEMBER - MARCH
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday - Tuesday
Noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday , Closed Wednesday
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.
We offer a wonderful collection of
early regional memorabilia.
The German School,
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
German School, 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 intricate hand crafted fancy work,
made as early as the 1840's. Lace work, embroidered pieces,
pieces made with human hair, tatting and button collections, 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 through the
annual Maifest; research and publications regarding local history,
arts, crafts, culture and education; 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.
information on our Museum or to schedule group tours