Hermann Heritage Days

Hermann Missouri Heritage Days

September 17 & 18, 2016

Hermann Missouri Heritage Days featured events

Heritage Days is a city-wide celebration of the heritage and history of Hermann and the surrounding area. Not limited to any one specific venue or happening, the weekend of September 17-18 invites visitors to experience Civil War reenactment units, camps, and several small reenactment skirmishes, including the capturing of the Rhea County Spartans!All happenings and events will be listed no later than September 1.

Civil War reenactors Hermann Missouri

Reenactor Camps:

  • Riverfront Park
  • Sesquicentennial Park
  • Upper City Park

Reenactor Headquarters:

  • White House Hotel, 232 Wharf Street

Grand Ball: 

  • Rotunda Building, upper city park
  • Saturday, September 17, 8:00 p.m.

Heritage Days in Hermann MissouriRhea County Spartans Capture: 

  • Saturday — 10:00 a.m.
    Historic Hermann Museum
  • Sunday — 10:00 a.m.
    Deutschheim State Historic Site


  • Saturday— 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday— 2:00 p.m.

Artillery Duel

  • 7:00 p.m. — Riverfront Park

Officers Call

  • Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m. — White House Hotel

Church Service

  • Sunday, 8:45 a.m. — White House Hotel

There will be additional skirmishes throughout town

White House Hotel

Headquarters for the reenactment units

232 Wharf Street

Deutschheim State Historic Site

“Slavery is nothing other in our republic but the representation of the privileged aristocracy and tyranny, comparable to the actions of the princes in Germany.” —Eduard Mühl, Editor Hermanner Wochenblatt

deutschheim-printing-pressGerman Immigrant Abolitionists: Fighting for a Free Missouri is a free special exhibit at Deutschheim State Historic Site’s historic Feldmann-Stark House, 109 West Second Street.

The passionate anti-slavery beliefs of many German immigrants in Missouri originated in large part from their experiences as young, idealistic revolutionaries. Having fought for Germany’s freedom from Napoleonic rule and later unsuccessfully against the despotism of the German princes, they came to Missouri to escape oppression, excessive taxation, prohibition of free speech, no voting rights, and few opportunities for land ownership.

Well-educated and outspoken, their ideals developed out of a rich tradition of political theory, debate, and activism. Possessing strong ideals about American freedom and democracy, many Germans were distraught to find that slavery was a legal and accepted practice in Missouri.

Guided tours of the historic site are offered at 10:00, 12:30 and 2:30. Tours are $5.00/adult, $3.00/youth.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


historic-hermann-museumHistoric Hermann Museum

Built in 1871, the German School Building at the corner of Fourth and Schiller streets served as Hermann’s elementary school until 1955. For much of its history, the school was bilingual, with classes taught in both English and German. Today the building has found new life as the Historic Hermann Museum. A beloved symbol of the city, the building’s clock tower has faithfully served the townspeople of Hermann since 1890, tolling the time every hour on the hour.



Hermann Farm Hermann MissouriHermann Farm

Experience 168 years of Missouri farm history, preserved on over 160 acres. Once the home and office of wine pioneer George Husmann, the recently restored farmstead is ready to tell stories of the past.


stone-hill-vineyards-1850sStone Hill Winery

Missouri’s indigenous Norton grape played an important role in our state’s history and the world’s wine industry, eventually being named Missouri’s state grape in 2003. We are fortunate to have a tiny 1/4 acre vineyard of Norton grapevines that were planted around the time of the Civil War. Once in a great while, these shy bearing Ancient Vines produce enough grapes for a barrel or two of our Old Vine Reserve (OVR) Norton wine—a reminder of a time when Missouri Norton was King of American dry red wine and named “Best Red Wine of all Nations” at the 1879 Vienna World Exposition. Come visit with our costumed associates and learn about our History in a Bottle. Prost!


Talley & Company Antiques

A Heritage ChristmasTree from Old Hermann

A special exhibit created just for Heritage Days celebrates Hermann’s German roots with a gloriously decorated Heritage Christmas Tree. See a display of ornaments, from sentimental handmade treasures to small works of art created by the famed glassblowers of Germany.

  • Rare tin angel chime tree topper from Solingen, Germany
  • An array of fanciful glass ornaments
  • Decorations of tinsel, spun cotton, spun glass, wire, paper, and wood
  • Tree candles and candleholders.
  • Plus many more memories from Hermann’s Christmas past

101 Schiller Street

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday

Time for Memories and Blondie’s Doll Museum

Located on Schiller Street

Free classes for children featuring toys boys and girls played with in Civil War days. Boys will make their own buzz saw or whirligig, a noisemaker made from a button on a string. Girls will make a tied handkerchief doll or church doll using muslin, string and ribbon. There also will be stories of how children played and spent their time.

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