New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
New Ulm's Glockenspiel
The tower’s set of 37 fully chromatic three-octave bronze bells, which were cast in Holland by Royal Eijsbouts, can be played electronically, or by keyboard. Ulm, West Germany, which maintained a long-time Sister City relationship with the City of New Ulm, generously paid for the second largest of the 37 bells with an $8,000 contribution to the project.
The Glockenspiel’s 12 animated figures, which are interchangeable with a Christmas Nativity scene, illustrate significant facets of the community’s rich heritage. Engineered and built by Schulmerich Carillons, Inc. of Sellersville, Pennsylvania and constructed at a cost of $275,000,
The project was coordinated by the Glockenspiel Trust Committee composed by Clara Schonlau, Mayor Carl L. Wyczawski, City Council President William J. Gafford, Richard B. Heymann, and William M. Schade; with Donald J. Gollnast serving as Treasure.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is May 25, 1980.
Location. 44° 19.02′ N, 94° 27.776′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on 4th North Street west of North Minnesota Street. Marker is at Schonlau Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buenger Store (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kiesling House (about 600 feet away); Barricading New Ulm (about 600 feet away); Grand Hotel (about 700 feet away); In Recognition of a Distinguished Career as a Player and Coach (about 700 feet away); In Recognition of a Minnesota Coaching RecordPioneer Founders of New Ulm (about 700 feet away); Jacob Nix Platz (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
Also see . . . Details of the 37-bell electric-action carillon. There were other free-standing carillon towers in North America long before this one was constructed. Includes additional links. (Submitted on September 5, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.)
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