Thursday, November 6, 2008
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
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 - http://www.tweensteeples.com/
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
- Country Cottage of Berger301 Walnut, Berger
- Hermann Hill Village 165 Highway 100 East
- Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn711 Wein Street
- Les Lavandes215 Highway P, Starkenburg/Rhineland
- The Inn at Hermannhof237 East 1st Street
- White House Hotel 232 Wharf Street
- Wine Valley Inn 403 Market Street
Sunday, July 27
- Cabin at Woodmere232 Buechele Rd (Off Highway 19 two miles south of I-70)
- Grapevine Guest Suite401 Schiller Street
- Heritage Lodging200 East 1st Street
- Hermann Hill Village165 Highway 100 East
- Hermann Hill Vineyard & Inn711 Wein Street
- Les Lavandes215 Highway P, Starkenburg/Rhineland
- Spirit Hill Guest House 501 West 4th Street Don't miss this rare opportunity to view some of Hermann's finest B & B's!Paul J. Chavaux - Tween Steeples B & B - http://www.tweensteeples.com/
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
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 www.mostateparks.com.
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
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
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.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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.
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.
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.
Showboat Board Member
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Two “German-stable” inspired pavilions define the interior courtyard, much like a European public square, and feature brick and cobblestone paving and limestone fountains.
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.
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 - www.tweensteeples.com
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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 - www.tweensteeples.com
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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.