Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day Two: Bands, Beer, and Birds

Still in New Ulm, with the day's first stop 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 which 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 outside 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 graces 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 has not been forgotten.
It is a defining moment in the area's history.

By Professor Batty



4 Comments:

Blogger Rose 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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