to preserve, protect and promote the history of 
Switzerland County, Indiana
Switzerland County Historical Society
 208 E. Market St.
Vevay, In. 47043


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Benefits of membership include:

Yearbook & Newsletters
Monthly Programs
Annual Picnic
Free Admission
Gift Shop Discount
Volunteer Opportunities & More

Museum Hours
Daily Noon to 4:00 PM
The Switzerland County Historical Society, organized in 1925, is one of the oldest of Indiana’s county historical societies. The society has collected with a vision for the future by preserving a wide range of artifacts and documents that relay the county’s unique past. The historical society owns and operates two museums and is developing a third site. 
Thiebaud House Under Restoration
Life on the Ohio, Switzerland County River History Museum
Switzerland County Historical Museum, Upstairs Sanctuary
Switzerland County Museums On-Line
2013 was an exciting year as we celebrated Vevay's Bicentennial, which also honored Switzerland County's Bicentennial in 2014. As a way to commemorate Switzerland County's Bicentennial  we will be posting 200 images of artifacts, photographs and documents from the museum's collection that help relay the many stories that comprise our county’s history. 
The hard part is going to be selecting the 200 objects from the thousands in our collection. The items are being posted on our Facebook page one at a time. At the end of each month those images and information will be re-posted on this web page.
200 Objects, 200 Years 
 Switzerland County Bicentennial Stories
.Memories of "A Country Christmas" At the Thiebaud farmstead, 2013

Patchwork of History  was a major event of Vevay's Bicentennial. We decided to share the show here on line. 

Click any small images to view the slide show.
Early Wine Press
Big Doin's
A revival of the Chautauquas that were the rage in Vevay from 1905 through 1931 was held during the Bicentennial Celebration in 2013. Back by popular demand our Chautauqua is now an all day event providing the perfect venue for the talents of our local artisans. 
On the Switzerland County Historical Museum Grounds 208 East Market Street Vevay, IN 
812 427 3560
James Whitcomb Riley
Dance, Music & Mirth
A Fiery Suffragette
Dr. Balthazar's Marvelous Medicine Show
Artisan Booths
Artisan Booths 10 AM - 5 PM
Chautauqua 2 PM
Open Mike 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Good old

Progressive Tea

The Switzerland County Historical Society has organized a series of speakers and trips to historic properties with gardens that will pave the way to a lecture by renowned author Andrea Wulf on her book The Brother Gardeners.