Musée de Venoge, Inc. is a
tax exempt Indiana not-for-profit corporation and designated 501(c)(3)
under the Internal Revenue Code. It is based on the approximately 30
purchased acres of the original French-Swiss farmstead (1805) and its
existing cottage on State Route 129 and Indian Creek in Switzerland
County. The entire property is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places under three designations: European,
Exploration/Settlement and Architecture/Engineering.
Our Mission: to research,
understand and interpret the lives and material culture of the early
French-Swiss inhabitants of the Musée de Venoge site with a center for
research and education with special attention to early trades, domestic
arts, early gardening methods and foodways in Switzerland County,
We are an all-volunteer group. Our board
of seven members directs the operations. Operating and restoration
expenses come from donations and grants. We publish a newsletter,
La Gazette Helvetique, twice a year.
Friends of Venoge is a group of contributors and
volunteers supporting the purpose and activities of Musée de Venoge.
Activities range from showcasing early domestic arts and trades at
events to hearth cooking to heirloom gardening throughout the year.
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