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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, Indiana.


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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The Venoge Farmstead is one mile north on State Road 129, just west of Vevay in Switzerland County, Indiana.  It occupies 30.1 acres along Indian Creek located in the southeastern corner of the state.  The farmstead is abut an hours drive from both Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky.

Hours: Open Sunday 1 - 4 pm in the summer, or by appointment.

For more information contact us at :   info@venoge.org   or call 812-593-5726

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