Julius Berndt bust to be unveiled during Hermannfest 06 Sep 17

The architect of the Hermann Monument will be honored at Hermannfest in New Ulm this weekend with an unveiling of a bust in his likeness. New Ulm Hermann Monument Society member Tom Furth says the granddaughter of Julius Berndt, Ruth Berndt, left a sizeable donation to the society when she passed away in honor of her grandfather. The society commissioned New Ulm artist Jason Jasperson to create a bronze bust of Julius Berndt. The unveiling will take place first a Herman Heights Park around 3 p.m. A second unveiling will take place at Herman Park around 7:30 p.m. Hermanfest begins with live music at Hermann Heights Park at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Thunder in the Valley will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Harman Park followed by the band Time Machine and fireworks at 8:30 p.m.