The Hermann Monument Society
Is dedicated to the conservation, interpretation, promotion,
and development of the Hermann Monument
in New Ulm, Minnesota, an official symbol
recognizing the great achievements of Germanic-Americans
"We must tell our children and our children's children the story of the heroes of every land and every time who have given their lives, that liberty and fraternity and equality might survive among men."
Governor David Marston Clough-
Dedication of Hermann Monument
September 26, 1897
Hermann & Thusnelda appeared at the Germanic-American Institute's WINTERFEST in St. Paul on January 26, 2013
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Your Membership and support of the Hermann Monument, Hermann Heights Park, and the goals of the society are both invited and appreciated!
Double Anniversary Celebration!
125th Anniversary Hermann Monument Cornerstone Laying
150th New Ulm Battery Anniversary
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to join the Hermann Monument Society (HMS) & the New Ulm Battery as they celebrate these anniversaries in
Hermann Heights & Harman Parks
Saturday, September 7, 2013
THE NEW ULM BATTERY is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and appears in festivals and parades as, "The only known complete Civil War era horse drawn artillery unit of its kind in the U.S.”
On June 24, 1888, the cornerstone of the HERMANN MONUMENT was laid. The Hermann Monument Society is planning festivities to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of that event. Funded by the Order of Hermann’s Sohns organizations throughout, the U.S. architect and builder, Julius Berndt Sr. completed the Hermann Monument and dedicated it on September 25, 1897.
Please watch our website www.HermannMonument.com
for updates as plans unfold for these tentative events:
MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT & DANCING
THUNDER IN THE VALLEY CANNON FIRE SET TO MUSIC
AUTHENTIC GERMAN FOODS
SCHELL’S BEER & 1919 ROOT BEER ON TAP
HERMANN MONUMENT TOURS
VISITING DIGNITARY SPEECHES & REDEDICATION OF MONUMENT INTERPRETIVE CENTER
DISPLAYS & PRESENTATIONS: NU BATTERY & HERMANN HISTORY
FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER HERMANN MONUMENT
Exciting, isn’t it! Please/Bitte join the Hermann Monument Society & New Ulm Battery for FUN, FINE FOOD & GEMUTLICHKEIT
We request Germanic-American Organizations and Visiting Dignitaries contact the Hermann Monument Society with official titles, names and addresses so formal invitations can be sent.
President, Hermann Monument Society
NEED A GIFT IDEA?
Our Defenders' Family Reunion Picnic
was a huge success!
The 2nd edition of
The Hermann Monument Society's
commemoration booklet is available.
It features defender family stories of the
US-Dakota War and Civil War veterans.
Memories of 1862
Available for a donation of $15.00 with pick up in New Ulm, MN
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Contact HMS Executive Director
Hermann Walks Among Us!
In 2004-2005, the statue of Hermann (Arminius) was removed from its pedestal for refurbishing. Learn more about the preservation of this landmark from our Monument History page.