Enjoy a delightful old-fashioned holiday experience with a visit to Switzerland County, Indiana for “A Country Christmas”. Visit two historic farm houses celebrating Christmases of the past on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Musee de Venoge is located at 4085 State Route 129, which is two miles west of Vevay on State Route 56 and one mile up 129.
The Thiebaud Farmstead is located at 5147 East State Road 56, which is about three miles west of Vevay along State Route 56.
Admission to “A Country Christmas” is free, with donations greatly appreciated.
For further information about the two sites, call 812-427-3560 or 812-593-5726.
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The Thiebaud home will be welcoming Christmas with later traditions such as a decorated tree and a small dramatization of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and other tales of the time. Live Christmas tunes by West of Dublin will also welcome the season. Tours of the smokehouse and hay press barn will be ongoing throughout the day.
Have a simple country Christmas at 1820’s Venoge and also enjoy the beginnings of modern Christmas celebrations at the 1860’s Thiebaud farmstead. The pleasures of hearth cooking and entertaining of the times as celebrated in rural southern Indiana come to life in these two beautifully restored National Historic Register properties.
At Venoge you can sample traditional Swiss Christmas cookies, including the very special Springerle cookies, made with wooden molds. Sample doughnuts and sweet potato puffs made on the hearth and listen to music of the period played by Michael Thompson.
Musee de Venoge is one of the few remaining examples of the French colonial architecture that once characterized the first settlement of Switzerland County.
200th Anniversary Celebration ~ Thiebauds Settled in Indiana
The Thiebaud house will be a place of celebration during the already festive Country Christmas on December 9th. Join us for cake and tea throughout the day.