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
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. 

 Looking Ahead in 2016 

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.