November 16, 2018

Contact: Amy Poos

Deutschheim State Historic Site celebrates traditional 19th Century German Christmas

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 16, 2018 – Celebrate a traditional 19th century German Christmas in historic Hermann from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays during the first two weekends in December at Deutschheim State Historic Site. The free open house will be held at the Pommer-Gentner House, circa 1840, that will be decorated with greenery and lit by lamplight; its historic rooms featuring Christmas trees decorated with authentic German ornaments.

The music of Christmas will be featured in the piano-making workshop where a beautiful 1830s piano forte, built by Charles Pommer in Philadelphia, will be on display. Sample traditional German Christmas cookies including springerle, lebkuchen and zimmerschied. Learn how the Christmas customs of the German immigrants became American traditions celebrated still today.  

Our Weihnachtsfest gift shop will have springerle molds and rolling pins, recipe books, imported German pop-up cards and a selection of unique books for your seasonal gift giving.  

Deutschheim State Historic Site is located at 107 W. Second St. in Hermann. For more information about the event, call Deutschheim State Historic Site at 573-486-2200.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.