Thursday, November 6, 2008

Open House at Tin Rabbit in Hermann, Missouri

Everyone is invited to The Tin Rabbit in Hermann, Missouri for their Open House which kicks off their Holiday Season.

The Tin Rabbit is the premier gallery for collector-quality, traditional folk art and is owned by Barb Kahn. Her beautiful gallery features the work of more than 100 of the nation's top, folk-artists and artisans working in the traditional manner to create the heirlooms of tomorrow.

Conveniently located in Hermann Missouri, the shop is in a charming old building listed on the Hermann Missouri National Historic Registery in downtown Hermann Missouri next to the Hermannhof Winery. Barb established the Tin Rabbit becomimg of her love of traditional folk art and primitive antiques.

You will be warmly greeted and welcomed into her shop. Come to browse, collect or just be filled with the ambiance of life in the 1800's, you won't regret it.

The detailed artistry and attention to 18th century life will take you on a spirtual journey you won't soon forget.

The shop has a wonderful selection of 18th century lighting along with beautiful textiles and homespun fabrics. Visit the gourmet food area where you can sample a variety of wonderful food products. Make a day of it and come visit the Tin Rabbit in beautiful historic Hermann!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wine Country Weddings-Take the Tour this Weekend!

Is a Wine Country Wedding Right for You? Learn more on Saturday at Hermann Hill Chapel's Showcase Event.

Hermann Hill Village is bustling with activity as they prepare for their first Quarterly Tasting for Wedding Couples and their families. Join them from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 26, to see if a Wine Country destination wedding is right for you.

Tour the Chapel, River Room, Pavilion and Gazebo, all of which were designed just for weddings.

Tour luxury guest cottages at Hermann Hill Village and and rooms at Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn.

Discuss your ideas with expert wedding coordinators. If you can dream it, chances are they can make it happen.
Meet talented chefs and learn more about our menus and catering facilities.
Visit a 15-table display of seasonal flowers and themes in the Pavilion.
Check out "house" and "premium" bar set-ups to see how they differ.
Join us Saturday at the Chapel to see why Hermann is the perfect spot for a never-to-be-forgotten Wine Country wedding.

Paul J. Chavaux - Tween Steeples B & B -

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

B & B Open House - This Weekend July 26th-27th!

Some of Hermann's finest bed & breakfast inns are opening their doors to visitors this summer. Stop by the Welcome Center, 312 Market Street, to pick up a map and put your name in the hat for a $100 lodging gift certificate. Then drop by any or all of listed B&Bs between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Quiet getaway . . . family reunion . . . business meeting . . . wedding? You may find just what you're looking for.

Hermann Missouri Bed and Breakfast BlogSpot: Wine Country Weddings-Take the Tour this Weekend!

Other Hermann Hill Links
Hermann Hill Vineyard Inn
Hermann Hill Chapel
Hermann Hill Conference Center
Specials and Packages at Hermann Hill

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 16, 2008 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational meeting Monday, July 28 to discuss issues related to Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the site's Stark House, which located at 109 West 2nd St.
Representatives from the historic site will address the activity at the site in the past year and proposed plans for the future. The public is invited to share comments and ask questions about the facility and its services.
The informational meeting is part of an ongoing effort by the department to ensure that the public has input on services offered in state parks and historic sites.
Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the meeting can make arrangements by calling Deutschheim State Historic Site at 573-486-2200 or the department toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at

Deutschheim State Historic Site captures the culture and heritage of the German people who migrated to Missouri in the mid- to late-19th century. Their home interiors, tools, implements, garden plantings and architecture quickly became a reflection of Missouri's diverse culture.
The Pommer-Gentner house, built in 1840, is a sterling example of high-style German neoclassicism and is furnished to reflect the earlier settlement period of the 1830s and 1840s. Behind the house, visitors will tour a period garden and a small half-timbered barn containing an exhibit of 19th century tools.
The Strehly house, built in stages from 1842 to 1869, has a traditional German vernacular front. It once contained a full-service printing company that produced a German-language newspaper. About 1857, Carl Strehly built a winery next to the house that today displays one of a few remaining carved wine casks in the Midwest. Grapevines, planted by the Strehlys in the 1850s, can still be seen running the length of the backyard.
Deutschheim's varied collections of German Americana are represented by galleries of changing artifacts and photographs. Tour Deutschheim's buildings and experience the daily life of German Americana the way it really happened 150 years ago!

Monday, July 21, 2008

"Mood Elevators" at the Amphitheatre

July 26, 7 p.m. Free concert at the amphitheatre featuring the Mood Elevators and Plaid Wallace, providing a variety of musical entertainment.

The Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheatre was dedicated Monday, May 31, 2006, located on Gutenberg Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets. The amphitheatre is the result of a very generous donation from Clara Messmer. It was out of the desire and generosity of Mrs. Messmer, who wanted to return something to Hermann, that this facility has become a reality. The retired school teacher once said she was never a musician, but like going to band concerts like the ones put on by the local band.

Theater grounds currently feature lawn seating only. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Persons are also invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy before the performances. Many thanks to the dedicated members of the Hermann Arts Council for their hard work in bringing us the 2008 concert schedule .

Paul J. Chavaux - TweenSteeples B & B - Hermann, Missouri

Very Berry Wine Trail - This Weekend!

It's baaa'ck! The Very Berry Wine Trail is scheduled for this weekend and looks to be as popular as ever. Most of the B & B's are full with returning guests who were fortunate enough to book their reservations months ago.

Follow the trail to seven local wineries and taste sumptuous berry creations paired with each winery's perfectly matched wines. Tickets are $25. Advance purchase is required and tickets are limited. Call 1-800-932-8687.
Paul J. Chavaux - TweenSteeples B & B - Hermann, Missouri

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Artists Night at Künstlerhaus

July 12, 4 -7 p.m., monthly Meet the Artists Night at Künstlerhaus, 207 East 1st Street. Meet photographers John and Rosemary Nagle.Künstlerhaus Art Gallery & Pottery Shop

You won't want to miss this event. Once you visit and speak with artists and experience their art and craftsmanship you will agree that Kunstlerhaus artists are some of the most talented in the country.

Missouri River 340 - July 15-19

July 15-19, world's longest non-stop river race runs from Kansas City to St. Charles. Checkpoint open at Hermann Riverfront Park from 11 a.m. July 16 til 8 p.m. July 18.
Definitely check out the link for more information. Canoes and kayaks brave 340 miles of Missouri River for 5 days!

Paul J. Chavaux - Tween Steeples B & B - Hermann, Missouri 65041

Very Berry Wine Trail - July 26-27 - Hermann Missouri

Very Berry Wine Trail now on sale! Visit seven scenic, family-owned wineries where berry dishes are paired with wine. Tickets are $25. Call 1-800-932-8687.

Hermann, Missouri - Hermann's Showboat Community Theatre presents "Ravenscroft," an intriguing murder mystery by Don Nigro.

The Gypsy Theatre Company is a traveling company from New York presenting this entertaining performance at the Showboat for a limited run of just two nights, Thursday and Friday, July 17 and 18. This funny and suspenseful mystery is set in an English country estate in 1905. On a dark and snowy night, Police Inspector Ruffing is called to the estate to investigate the fatal plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Ruffing becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women who lead the inspector through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of the deaths of both Patrick Roarke and the late Mr. Ravenscroft.

There are ghosts on the staircase and skeletons in the closet. The inspector’s investigation leads him into his own tortured soul and a dark encounter with the truth.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, and Friday, July 18. Prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advance tickets are available at the Hermann Welcome Center. Advance tickets are $9.

In cooperation with area restaurants, the Showboat offers a box office special: Bring a receipt from any area restaurant dated the day of the show, and get $1 off your ticket at the box office.

Marsha Nyberg
Showboat Board Member

Rick and Terry - Featured Guests of TweenSteeples B & B

Terry and Rick are our July Featured Guests . During their stay in Hermann last weekend they visited the local shops, Hermannhof's Hofgarten and had dinner at Trapper's Grill and Stone Hill's Vintage Restaurant.

"We thoroughly enjoyed having them as our guests. They are both from the same area of St. Louis where I used to live and our conversations about the neighborhoods brought back fond memories of living near them in Shrewsbury."

They are planning a return trip in October and we hope that we have the beautiful panoramic fall scene we have become famous for.

Thanks again for being our Featured Guests and come back soon!

Paul - Tween Steeples B & B - Hermann, Missouri

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Cajun Concert on the Hill at Stone Hill Winery

Stone Hill Winery's Cajun Concert on the Hill, July 11-13, will feature Ed Gary and the Louisiana Cajun Aces.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hermannhof Hofgarten - Hermann's Best Kept Secret

For those of you who visit Hermann Missouri on a regular basis or those of you who have never been to Hermann you will want to spend some time touring one of Hermann's Best Kept Secrets of 2008...Hermannhof Hofgarten. Hermannhof Hofgarten is one of several projects sponsored by the Hermann Farm Charitable Foundation.

The Hofgarten at First and Gutenberg, is an exhibition center designed to accommodate ethnic music and arts, craft demonstrations and other educational programs celebrating the unique spirit and German heritage of historic Hermann.

Two “German-stable” inspired pavilions define the interior courtyard, much like a European public square, and feature brick and cobblestone paving and limestone fountains.

Ceremonial iron gates with brick piers and topped with decorative deer enclose the Hofgarten and enhance the park-like setting. The pavilions feature old-world brick, stone and timber detailing, copper roofs, and hand-crafted wrought iron lighting. The Hofgarten also features an eighteen foot tall half-timbered centerpiece cupola.
Guests of the Hofgarten will also enjoy the view of scenic Frene Creek, historic stone farm houses, hillside vineyards, and all of the natural beauty and charm of Historic Hermann.

You won't want to miss visiting the Hofgarten on your next visit. Located on Hiway 100 East, next to Hermannhof Winery, and across from The Inn at Hermannhof.

Our thanks to the Dierberg's for their relentless and dedicated pursuit to the conservation of Missouri agriculture and the preservation and presentation of the region’s cultural heritage for the benefit of current and future generations.

Paul J. Chavaux - Tween Steeples HighPoint B & B -

Hermann, Missouri - July 4th Fireworks

Once again our wonderful Chamber of Commerce, City of Hermann Mayor and personnel provided our community with a spectacular fireworks display making this years Fourth of July '08 celebration an "explosive" success.
Hundreds of guests and locals watched from Riverfront park as the northeastern sky was filled with hundreds of explosions...ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!

Paul J. Chavaux - Tween Steeples HighPoint B & B -

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Two Concerts this weekend at Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheatre on July 3rd and 4th!

You don't want to miss these two concerts. Leading off Thursday night is Badlands

at 7pm and on Friday night the Hermann City Band performs at amphitheatre as part of Independence Day activities in Hermann. Fireworks will follow at Riverfront Park.
Paul -Tween Steeples B & B

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Oak Glenn Vineyard - another recommended Hermann Haunt!

I begain recommending Oak Glenn Vineyards & Winery to all my B & B guests in 2006 because they are open 7 days per week and always have high caliber bands nearly every Saturday during our tourist season (May-Nov) .

This weekend on Saturday, July 5th they will be featuring music by Wildcard from 6-10 pm. They are featuring live music and entertainment every weekend through October.

I can't say enough good things about OakGlenn and their employees. Recently, on a slow weekday two of my B & B guests arrived at their vineyard after hours and they were greeted by a kind employee (...maybe the owner...?) who showed them around and was very gracious and accomodating. My guests were absolutely thrilled by his hospitality. Its hospitality like this that Hermann has always been famous for and endeavors to maintain.

Thanks again OakGlenn!

Here is a link to their complete entertainment schedule for the 2008 season.
OakGlenn Music Schedule

Paul - Tween Steeples Bed and Breakfast -

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Welcome to Hermann Missouri's Blog

Welcome to Hermann Missouri's Blog Site!

Hermann, The Missouri River town in Gasconade County, is cupped against the background of 300 foot hills. The early houses are set against the sidewalk with neat lawns and flower gardens which give the city an old world charm.
The German Settlement Society of Philadelphia was organized on August 27, 1836 after having first met at the Penn Hotel, Laetetia Court, Market Street, Philadelphia on May 7th of that same year. The German people were anxious to preserve their language, customs and way of life in this new land. Three deputies were sent out to find this land in the Far West while the Society started selling share in the project.
When the deputies returned they strongly recommended the area along the Gasconade River, no doubt because it reminded them of their homeland along the Rhine and Weser. George Bayer, a school teacher, was sent to buy the land. While he was doing this the Society planned the city of Hermann, named the streets and laid out parks etc. Bayer purchased 11,012.5 acres in Gasconade County for $13,765.68. Most of the land he bought was along the mouth and valley of Frene Creek and at Oldenberg (Stolpe).
With an eagerness that almost seems unnatural the first immigrants, seventeen people, arrived December 6, 1837. George Bayer, who had been appointed general agent, became ill at Pittsburg and could not continue the journey. This delay caused great inconvenience for the people who arrived here and had to spend the first winter in shelters on the banks of the Missouri.
When Bayer arrived in the spring of 1838 he found the people sound of body but not content in mind.
By May of 1839 there were 450 people in Hermann, ninety houses, five stores, two hotels and a post office established in 1838.

Paul J. Chavaux - Tween Steeples HighPoint B & B -