Hermann, MO

Historic Hermann Museum

The Historic Hermann Museum in the 1871 German school building is featuring the history of Hermann, MO. Parts of this history is the steamboat family Heckmann. Author Dorothy Heckmann-Shrader donated a huge part of her collection to the museum. A nice pilot house replica is the centerpiece of the river room. The river room also houses a couple of steamboat models.

Historic Hermann Museum – 1871 German School

Pilothouse replica and smoke stacks of the steamer John Heckmann

Crossing the bridge on MO 19 into Hermann you will see the Herman River Memorial with a pilothouse replica and the smoke stacks of the steamer JOHN HECKMANN (#3072) on the right side (see picture above). The original solid pilot wheel is featured inside the replica. Enjoy the view over the Missouri River.