Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day Two: Bands, Beer, and Birds

Still in New Ulm, the day's first stop was the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

Pipe Organ under restoration:



Hundreds of ballroom posters from throughout Minnesota, including
many big names from the past, some of whom I had the pleasure to work with:



Just outside of New Ulm is the nation's second oldest brewery,
run by the same family since 1860. The Schell’s beer bus sits at the entrance to the brewery grounds:



A dedicated (and hot) tour guide rests against a 100 year old vat (still used for brewing!) The beer tasting was later (The Porter won my vote, but I really prefer the Stout, only available in the winter):



This fine Peacock graced the brewery’s pleasant grounds:



And the musical heritage of New Ulm is honored
in the brewery's museum as well:



A different sort of band used this kind of drum:




Its legacy, a defining moment in the area's history, has not been forgotten.

By Professor Batty



4 Comments:

Blogger Darien Fisher-Duke said...

I'm enjoying your world tour!


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Thank you! Much more to come!


Blogger BeachDreams said...

I remember being offered a beer at a parade in which I was marching in about 1962. It was hot, it would have tasted good, except I didn't like beer then.
Hope you have a Happy Birthday today! I figured out how old you are now and have decided to ignore it, since I'm still 64. Peace, Jean


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Not as old as you, dear sister...

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