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.
General meetings: April 4th, June 6th, August 1st, November 7th (annual meeting) ~ Programs and locations TBA
“All Hallows Eve”
October 21st & 22nd ~ Thiebaud Farmstead
Fun and games based on actual 19th century traditions and customs that were celebrated by Americans in the 1860s time period.
Experience old-fashioned Halloween fun for the whole family at the Thiebaud Farmstead’s “All Hallows Eve” in Switzerland County! Open from 5 to 9 pm on October 21st & 22nd.
There will be storytelling around a campfire, the lore of body snatchers, a scarecrow garden, “Museum of Oddities” & “Cabinet of Curiosities”, dousing with divining rods, phrenology, and ghost riders along with activities, games and tasty treats.
All for $5 admission per person. Family and friends special price of $15 for 5 people!
Sponsored by the Switzerland County Historical Society.
Thiebaud Farmstead - 5147 E. State Road, Vevay, Indiana.
For further information call 812-427-3560.
Indiana Masterpiece ~ Play
November 18th ~ 20th
"ExtraOrdinary Lives" We are pleased to announce we have been awarded an Indiana Masterpiece grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, celebrating the state’s bicentennial. A play is being written by Libby Kinman and Don Morrison, depicting a journey through time from statehood into the 20th century. Conversations over time and space introduces renowned people who once called Switzerland County home.
A Country Christmas
Saturday, December 10th from 10 am to 4 pm
Truly a special day at the Thiebaud Farmstead and Musee de Venoge, where Christmases of the past are warmly celebrated.
George W. Day ~ WW I Soldier ~ Flanders Field
A message from afar revealed a caring friend. Via the Switzerland County Historical Society Facebook page, a message arrived that opened a connection that reminds us we are part of a global history.