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. 

September 27 & 28 
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
August 4, 2014 - Thiebaud Farmstead
program on medicinal and culinary herbs

September 23, 2014 - Switzerland County Library
book talk "The Brother Gardeners"
Andrea Wulf lecture,
The Brother Gardeners
Saturday October 18th, 2:00 pm
Technology & Education Center
708 West Seminary Street
Vevay, Indiana 
a series of speakers and visits to historic gardens paves the way to a lecture by renowned author Andrea Wulf
Sponsored by Switzerland County Historical Society with a grant from the 
Indiana Humanities Council
 Switzerland County  Rural Heritage Tour