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
HMS Photo Contest!
Get out your camera! Take a winning photo! Enter the Hermann Monument Society Photo Contest! Winning photos will be posted on the HMS website. Awards: First Place $200, Second Place $100, Third Place $50. Original photos or a photo of your artwork may be taken during July, August, September and October 2013. We will also accept photos from Hermann’s 2000th Victory Celebration September 17, 18,19th, 2009.
Consider the Hermann Monument Society’s mission statement found on our website as you plan photo content and shoot photos. Mail signed a Photo/Model Release form for each photo to enter this contest. Click Here to See:
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
150th New Ulm Battery Anniversary
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 for updates:
WHAT WE KNOW (as of 6-11-13)
HERMANN HEIGHTS PARK:
SCHELL’S BEER & 1919 ROOT BEER ON TAP, GERMAN & AMERICAN FOODS AVAILABLE ALL DAY!
10:00-5:00 HERMANN MONUMENT TOURS Displays & Presentations: NU Battery & Hermann History
11:00 CANNON FIRE BEGINS (All donors will be scheduled.)
For a $100 donation, a Dignitary or other donor may fire NU Battery cannon. Donors will be given a certificate and a photo. Contact: Joel Albrecht (507) 354-6783 for information and applications.
12:00 PROGRAM (Visiting Dignitary Comments)Please Bring Lawn Chairs to Hermann Heights!
12:30-1:45 ORIGINAL GERMAN BAND
2:15-3:15 CONCORD SINGERS
3:20 RE-DEDICATION CEREMONY
3:45-5:45 SCHELL’S HOBO BAND
5:45 CLOSE HERMANN MONUMENT
Preparation for fireworks
SCHELL’S BEER & 1919 ON TAP, GERMAN & AMERICAN FOODS AVAILABLE!
6:00-7:30 PM “THUNDER IN THE VALLEY” –1812 OVERTURE-NEW ULM BATTERY & NU MUNICIPAL & MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE STUDENTS
Cannon shoot with 11 guns. PLEASE BRING LAWN CHAIRS!
8:30 FANTASTIC FIREWORKS over HERMANN MONUMENT!
8:45 -11:45 JONAH & THE WHALES
PLEASE HELP US RAISE $10,000-$15,000 FOR FIREWORKS! DONATE TO THE BATTERY / MONUMENT FIREWORKS FUND AT FRANDSEN BANK IN NEW ULM!
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
add $3.25 Shipping & Handling
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.