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Programs & EventsOn June 18, 1812, war was declared between the United States and Great Britain, called by some the second War for Independence.  A company of militia was raised by Switzerland County resident Captain Elisha Golay, a  brother of the first know resident of the Venoge cottage. William Henry Harrison and Henry Clay will both be in attendance to address the troops.

Militia & Cannon Demonstrations, selectd period tradsmen,  hearth cooking & domestic arts inside, bake oven both days.

 June 17-18, 2017   Saturday 10-5 Sunday 12-5
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Enjoy two sites in Switzerland County that reflect the rural nature of the area and its history.   Follow the Rural Heritage signs; visit  either site first. 

October 7-8,  2017,    Saturday 10-5 Sunday 12-5
Small Admission Fee

Call 812-427-3560 or 812-593-5726 for more information.

Musée de Venoge  4085 State Road 129, West of Vevay. IN  
Stop at one of the few remaining examples of French colonial architecture that were once common in Switzerland County.   Showcasing early 1800's domestic arts and early trades.  Hands-on activities, plus baking in the outdoor bake oven.
The Thiebaud Farmstead  5147 E. St. Road 56, W. of Vevay, IN  
Visit the Thiebaud homestead where the time-honored tasks of hearth cooking, laundry and gardening are remembered favorably. Also enjoy the pastimes, art and music that were popular in rural Indiana in the mid-1800s.


     Musée de Venoge and the Thiebaud  Farmstead join together to show two kinds of a Country Christmas in Switzerland County in past days.   Have a simple Country Christmas at 1820’s Venoge......then enjoy the beginnings of our modern Christmas celebrations at the 1860’s Thiebaud Farmstead.

Musée de Venoge  175 State Road 129, W of Vevay.

At Venoge you can sample traditional Swiss Christmas cookies, including the very special Springerle cookies, made in wooden molds plus deep fried sweet potato puffs Musee de Venoge is one of the few remaining examples of the French colonial architecture that once characterized the first settlement of Switzerland County.

The Thiebaud Farmstead   5147 E. St. Road 56, W of Vevay       

The Thiebaud home will be welcoming Christmas with later traditions such as a decorated tree and stockings hung by the chimney. The newly restored Thiebaud house is part of the developing Agriculture Museum Center property of the Switzerland County Historical Society.

Saturday, December 9, 2017  10 am - 4 pm
Free admission - donations welcome

Call 812-427-3560 or 812-593-5726 for more information.