HMS Plans Defenders’ Family Reunion Picnic 20 Aug 12
When: Back to Calendar » August 23, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Hermann Heights Park
Categories: Community Events

The Hermann Monument Society will honor defenders of New Ulm and Civil War veterans in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary Commemoration of the US Dakota War of 1862. The HMS will host a Defenders’ Family Reunion Picnic on Thursday, August 23, from 4-7pm in Hermann Heights Park.

Three speakers will highlight the unique contributions of Germanic-Americans and other ethnic groups of settlers who found themselves in the midst of hostilities in 1862 and defender families will be recognized at the picnic. Speaker Mr. Denny Warta, a founding member of the HMS, will present “The Relationship of Regional Hostilities Against the Wider Backdrop of the US Civil War.”

Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, noted author, lecturer and consultant on Germanic-Americana will speak on “The Defense of New Ulm.”

Mr. George Glotzbach, another HMS founding member, will recognize New Ulm Defender or Civil War veteran descendants in attendance.

A catered picnic meal will be served. Registration/Purchase meal tickets at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce. Cost $8/each or $7.50/HMS member discount.