to preserve, protect and promote the history of
Switzerland County, Indiana
Switzerland County Historical Society
208 E. Market St.
Vevay, In. 47043
copyright 2011 Switzerland County Historical Society
Benefits of membership include:
Yearbook & Newsletters
Gift Shop Discount
Volunteer Opportunities & More
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.
200 Objects, 200 Years
Switzerland County Bicentennial Stories
Patchwork of History was a major event of Vevay's Bicentennial. We decided to share the show here on line.
Tale of Two Barns partners the efforts of two historic organizations in Switzerland County, each with a farmstead property listed on the National Historic Register, both operating as museum sites.
The Switzerland County Historical Society has the Thiebaud Farmstead, located three miles west of Vevay on St. Rt. 156. It focuses on the second generation of a Swiss immigrant family and the economic impact of the haypress barn on the agriculture of the region. Musee de Venoge, located one mile north of Vevay on St. Rt. 129, captures life of early French Swiss emigrants before Indiana statehood. The reconstruction of a hay press barn at the Thiebaud farmstead was completed in the fall of 2016, realizing a fourteen year old dream. The Switzerland County Historical Society had been awarded a Destination Development grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) in the amount of $75,000. This grant, funded through state appropriated dollars, is for the development of the Tale of Two Barns “to increase awareness among leisure travelers and enhance the marketing and promotion effectiveness of the Switzerland County Historical Society and Indiana tourism.”
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