German School Museum – Hermann, Missouri The German School, located at Fourth St and Schiller, was built in 1871, and was used as the elementary school building by the children of Hermann until 1955. It now houses information on the history of Hermann, Missouri.
When visitors approach the German School, they can see the clock tower, that has been a recognizable symbol of Hermann since the school was built in 1871.The clock, built by a German clock maker, has been continuously running. 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.
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. Antique musical instruments and a weaving loom also adorn 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, a lot of river photos, instruments, and historical data about the glory days of the magnificent river boats.
There are also displays of intricate hand crafted fancy work, made as early as the 1846′s. Lace work, embroidered pieces, pieces made with human hair (yes, human hair and some of the artwork created in this manner are truly stunning), tatting and button collections, are just some of the unusual items to be seen.
Location: 312 Schiller Street
Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday , Closed Monday
OPEN APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER
EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAY
(Closed November – March)