Swiss Heritage Village and Museum

Swiss Heritage Village and Museum Swiss Heritage Village & Museum is open for daily tours from June 1 to October 31.
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We welcome you to our annual Christmas Eve service!Join us at the Baumgartner Church at Swiss Heritage Village & Museum ...
12/15/2023

We welcome you to our annual Christmas Eve service!

Join us at the Baumgartner Church at Swiss Heritage Village & Museum on December 24 at either 6 or 7:30 PM. Our traditional service under candlelight will include a capella singing, meditation, and the original seating experience.

Have a Merry Christmas and we hope to see you at the Village next year!

To all of our Holiday Bazaar vendors, to our staff and many volunteers, and to everyone who came out to support Swiss He...
11/07/2023

To all of our Holiday Bazaar vendors, to our staff and many volunteers, and to everyone who came out to support Swiss Heritage Village and the South Adams Athletics Department,

THANK YOU!

We hope you enjoyed your time with us, and we’ll see you at the bazaar next year! Our final event for the season will be our Christmas Eve church services (6 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.) at Baumgartener church at the Village!

The Holiday Bazaar is open for business until 3 PM! Come out to South Adams Schools for hundreds of vendors with countle...
11/04/2023

The Holiday Bazaar is open for business until 3 PM! Come out to South Adams Schools for hundreds of vendors with countless holiday goodies. Make a day of it and grab lunch, too! We hope to see you today!

Mark your calendars! Swiss Heritage Village & Museum is presenting our annual Holiday Bazaar. A treasure trove of vendor...
10/27/2023

Mark your calendars! Swiss Heritage Village & Museum is presenting our annual Holiday Bazaar. A treasure trove of vendors will be at South Adams Schools on Saturday, November 4 from 9 AM to 3 PM! There will be something for everyone! We’ll have…

BRANDS such as The Berne Candle Co., Perfectly Posh, Pink Zebra, Thirty One, LuLaRoe, Mary Kay, Watkins, Pampered Chef, and Norwex!

HANDMADE craft items such as embroidery, cross-stitch, and quilting! Hand-woven beads! Loom-woven potholders! Crochet, sewing, knitting! Quilts, table runners, basket pin cushions, and kitchen towels! Crafts of paper, plastic, canvas, scroll-saw wood, and metal! Hand-painted signs and journals! Homemade cards! Sun catchers and door hangers! Soft scupltures!

CLOTHES! Embroidered sweatshirts, bibs, and towels! Scarves, baby items, cut & tie blankets, and jean jackets! Alpaca wool gloves, hats, and socks! Denim bags and aprons! Custom apparel! Gift baskets!

BABY GOODS! Teethers, minky blankets, ricewraps, and burping clothes!

TOYS! Puzzles, co****le, game boards, and leather games! Dolls & doll clothes! Teddy bears, stuffed monkeys,

HOME DECOR! Pillows and pillowcases! Books and book sleeves! Pottery, mugs, coasters, and cutting boards! Signs, wooden boxes, and barns! Shaker boxes, bird houses and feeders! Hot pads and oven mitts! Picture frames! Candles & wax melts! Rugs and towels! Vinyl lettered wood and glass items! Wreaths and floral centerpieces! Welcome signs! Plate and bowl cozies!

ART! Photo, glass, acrylic, and metal prints, as well as canvas wraps and gift items! Florals and macramé!

PERSONAL GOODS! Homemade soaps, lotions, lip balm, essential oils! Perfume, cologne, baby wash, and sugar scrubs! Engraved tumblers, scrubbies, gift baskets, and rice therapy bags!

JEWELRY! Headbands, bracelets, beaded wristlets, and snap jewelry! Bows, earrings, and claw clips! Purses, pouches, bags, and baskets! Keychains & lanyards! Custom clay jewelry!

FOOD! We’ll have jams & jellies, honey, beeswax, spices, homemade breads and other baked goods, canned goods, fudge, sweet treats, cookies, dried teas, candy, as well as dog and cat treats!

HOLIDAY CRAFTS of wood, metal, gourd, and other materials! Rustic decor!

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS! We’ll have wooden snowmen, cut steel signs, sleds, Christmas bakets, reindeer decorations, shutters, ornaments, wreaths, Secret Santa items, stocking stuffers, crafts, lighted boxes, wall hangings, ornamental Christmas trees, miniatures, signs, goose egg ornaments, box lights, Christmas cards, Santa sacks, hand-crafted gnome themed items,

There’s too much to list and always something for everyone! Join us at South Adams Schools on Saturday, November 4 for our 45th annual Holiday Bazaar!

As our tour season winds down for the year, don’t forget to join us at South Adams Schools on November 4 from 9 AM to 3 ...
10/07/2023

As our tour season winds down for the year, don’t forget to join us at South Adams Schools on November 4 from 9 AM to 3 PM for our 45th annual Holiday Bazaar! We’ll have vendors from all around, a selection of holiday crafts, and lunch with our famous apple dumplings! See you there!







Don’t forget about our Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday, September 16!
09/10/2023

Don’t forget about our Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday, September 16!

09/10/2023

Join us on Friday, September 15 at 5 P.M. for our annual Kinderlauf (kids race)! This one-mile cross country race across our grounds is open to all boys and girls in grades 3-5 (younger will compete as third grade). The course weaves around the Village property and includes a wooded section. Spiked running shoes are allowed. The race will be chip timed. Shirts will be available for purchase at the event.

Supper will be available, provided by Swiss Heritage Village.

Our tentative schedule is as follows:
5:30 p.m. - Third Grade
5:55 p.m. - Fourth Grade
6:20 p.m. - Fifth Grade

We hope to see you and your parents then!

Join us next Saturday, September 9, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. for our annual Heritage Festival!Take a trip back in time as ...
09/01/2023

Join us next Saturday, September 9, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. for our annual Heritage Festival!

Take a trip back in time as you explore our grounds and learn about how people lived in the late 1800s. A wide array of interactive games, activities, and demonstrators will be on hand, including:

A petting zoo, rope making, quilting, wool processing, corn grinding, cross-cut sawing, leather stamping, tin punching, axe throwing, butter churning, candle dipping, soap ball making, German paper cutting, applesauce and butter making, apple snitching, sawdust dolls, cattail ducks, Civil War demonstration, and MORE!

Games include a merry-go-round, bucking bronco, Jacob’s ladder, rope climb, king of the log, and MORE!

$7 admission. Kids who hold on to their stickers from Friday‘s Education Day get back in FREE!

The world’s largest cider press will be pressing starting at 1 P.M. and apple butter will be canned at 2 P.M. Afterward, cider and apple butter (both sweetened and unsweetened) will be available. We hope to see you here!









And finally, to the Adams County Cancer Coalition for providing food on Saturday, to all of our apple dumpling volunteer...
08/05/2023

And finally, to the Adams County Cancer Coalition for providing food on Saturday, to all of our apple dumpling volunteers throughout our Swiss Days celebration, and to everyone who stopped by Swiss Heritage Village & Museum to join us in learning about the past, seeing classic cars and engines, watching the horse pull, or enjoying our demonstrators,

Thank you! And we hope to see you again in 2024!

Thank you to our participants in the Swiss Days antique tractor and engine show, as well as our entries for the horse pu...
08/04/2023

Thank you to our participants in the Swiss Days antique tractor and engine show, as well as our entries for the horse pull! You braved Friday’s heat and we outran that storm. Well, mostly. And thank you to everyone who came out that evening to enjoy our famous apple dumplings and a bite to eat!

Thank you to our docents and demonstrators for giving our Swiss Days guests a peek into the lives of our earliest settle...
08/02/2023

Thank you to our docents and demonstrators for giving our Swiss Days guests a peek into the lives of our earliest settlers, from cheesemaking to weaving, from church to school, and in everyday life–pressing cider, milling wood, weaving cloth, and so much more.

We would like to thank all of our participants in the annual Swiss Days classic car show! We had many beautiful and uniq...
08/01/2023

We would like to thank all of our participants in the annual Swiss Days classic car show! We had many beautiful and unique vehicles on display this year, and we hope to see you out at the Village again!

07/28/2023

Due to today’s heat, today’s horse pull has been rescheduled to 7 PM. We will still have food, ice cream, and our famous apple dumplings for the event (and before)! Stop by the Village any time today, and stay hydrated!

Don’t forget about the Swiss Heritage Village and Museum horse pull contest! This Friday at 6 PM on our grounds, we’ll b...
07/26/2023

Don’t forget about the Swiss Heritage Village and Museum horse pull contest! This Friday at 6 PM on our grounds, we’ll be awarding over $3000 in prizes to the heavyweight and miniature horses which can best strut their stuff. Hot dogs, coney dogs, sloppy joes, and our famous apple dumplings–as well as plenty to drink (it’ll be a scorcher!) will be available during the event. See you then!

When you’re in Berne this weekend for Swiss Days, make sure to stop by Swiss Heritage Village and Museum to check out ou...
07/24/2023

When you’re in Berne this weekend for Swiss Days, make sure to stop by Swiss Heritage Village and Museum to check out our classic Car, Truck, and Bike show on Saturday, July 29 from 10-4! Vendors on the grounds, apple dumplings in the barn, and free tours of our historic buildings await! Hope to see you this weekend!

Please join us next weekend for our annual Swiss Days festivities! Next Friday & Saturday, July 28 & 29, we will offer f...
07/20/2023

Please join us next weekend for our annual Swiss Days festivities! Next Friday & Saturday, July 28 & 29, we will offer free tours of our historic buildings and grounds. Come see the Antique Tractor & Engine Show (Fri. & Sat.), and our Classic Car show (Sat.)! Demonstrations of cheese making (Fri.) and of our antique sawmill (Fri. & Sat.) will highlight the days, alongside the Horse Pull (Fri, 6 PM) and our famous apple dumplings (with cinnamon sauce and ice cream) available in our historic cantilevered barn!

Be sure to drop by Swiss Heritage Village and Museum during Swiss Days! We’ll have vendors, too! Everything from pasture raised pork, leather goods, and homemade soap to LuLaRoe clothes! See you next weekend!

Swiss Heritage Village & Museum will be hosting our annual horse pull competition at Swiss Days in Berne on Friday, July...
06/29/2023

Swiss Heritage Village & Museum will be hosting our annual horse pull competition at Swiss Days in Berne on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 6 PM! The event will include miniature and heavyweight categories, as well as over $3,000 in prizes awarded!

Competitors interested in participating should contact Swiss Heritage Village (phone number on flier).

We’ll be serving our famous apple dumplings, too! Whether you’ll have already been to the Village for our Swiss Days events, or if you’re just stopping by for the horse pull, we hope to see you then! And swing by again on Saturday for our annual classic car show!

06/28/2023

We’re looking for –food or otherwise–to join us at the annual celebration! Please contact us for more information for our events on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29.

Our Haystack Luncheon was a huge success! Thank you to all attendees and donators who came out for food, music, and fell...
06/12/2023

Our Haystack Luncheon was a huge success! Thank you to all attendees and donators who came out for food, music, and fellowship. We hope to see you next year, and don’t forget the strawberry sturm!

Join us for tours of our grounds and museum on weekdays and Saturdays all summer. Our next major event will be Swiss Days, July 28 & 29. We hold our annual car show, antique tractor & engine show, horse pull, and more, alongside our famous apple dumplings!






Please join us tomorrow at Swiss Heritage Village for food, music, and fellowship from 11-1 for our annual Haystack Lunc...
06/10/2023

Please join us tomorrow at Swiss Heritage Village for food, music, and fellowship from 11-1 for our annual Haystack Luncheon! The traditional haystack lunch is corn and tortilla chips and rice, topped with taco-seasoned hamburger, beans, grated cheddar cheese in combination with lettuce, tomatoes and garnished with sour cream and salsa. Dessert is the old-fashioned Swiss dish strawberry sturm. We welcome any donations for the meal, as all funding will be used for the continued restoration projects of our village! Our museum will also be open for free during the event!






Swiss Heritage Village & Museum is now open daily for tours of the grounds and our museum! Come join us to learn about t...
06/01/2023

Swiss Heritage Village & Museum is now open daily for tours of the grounds and our museum! Come join us to learn about the Swiss history of Berne and environs from 10 AM to 4 PM every day (except Sundays and holidays) until October 31.

And please join us for our next event, our annual Haystack Luncheon, on June 11 from 11-1!






The Swiss Heritage Society is deeply grateful for all of the donors (business and individual) and participants in our an...
05/25/2023

The Swiss Heritage Society is deeply grateful for all of the donors (business and individual) and participants in our annual benefit auction! We would like to thank:

Adams Health Network
Affolder Equipment Sales
AlpineRose Coffee Shoppe
American Legion Post 468
Amishville USA Campground
Amy's Photography
Amy's Professional Hair Design
Annie's
Arts Place
Auto and Tool Supply
Baumgartner Law Office
Berne Chamber
Berne Community Market
Berne Dining Restaurant
Berne Package Liquors
Berne Planning Center
Berne Trading Post
Berne Witness
Best One of Monroe
Bixler Insurance
Bollenbacher & Associates
Casey's of Geneva
Classics Plus Auto Sales
Clauser Furniture
Co-Alliance
Dee Zerts Ice Cream Parlor
Dr. Steven A. DeGroff OD
Edelweiss Floral
El Carreton
Eldon's Engine Repair
EP Graphics
Everence Financial Advisors
Faith & Life Book Store
Farmers & Merchants Bank
FCC
First Bank of Berne
Gersh's Carpet Cleaning
Gia & Company Boutique
Habegger Ace Lumber
Helena Chemical
High Road Hair Co.
Hilty Builder Supply
Ironclad Metal Worx
Johnson Junction, Inc.
Kaup Pharmacy
KBL Marketing
KennFeld Implements
Kuhn's Den
Lasting Lite Emporium
Lehman & Bixler
Lehman Feed Mill
Liechty Bros
Limberlost Construction
M & M Market
Manley Meats
Mark & Susan Snowden
Midwest Eye Consultants
Millennia Barber Shop
Moo Juice Express
Moser Motor Sales, Inc.
Myers Plumbing & Heating
O'Reilly Auto Parts
Pizza Hut of Berne
Pizza King of Geneva
Reynolds Chiropractic
Richard’s Jewelry
Ringger Soft Water
Salon 27
Schug House Inn
Schwartz Marathon
Schwartz Manufacturing
Schwartz Shoe Store
Secure Automotive
Shetler Housewares
Simons Manufacturing
Smith Brothers of Berne
Smith Veterinary Hospital
South Adams Motor Parts
Spare Time Lanes
Swiss Woodworks
Troyer’s Market
Visual Changes
White Cottage
Yager Furniture
Zwick Funeral Home

As well as Miz Lehman for providing auctioneering services. Our auction helps us continue to provide our historic educational services and opportunities to learn about the Swiss history of Berne. Thank you all again!

We hope to see you tonight at 5!
05/23/2023

We hope to see you tonight at 5!

Swiss Heritage Annual auction is Tuesday May 23rd at 5pm. Here are just some of the items we will be auctioning off. Com...
05/19/2023

Swiss Heritage Annual auction is Tuesday May 23rd at 5pm. Here are just some of the items we will be auctioning off. Come for fun, food, fellowship and to support the Village! We hope to see you there!

May 6th is opening day and the weather looks to be beautiful! We hope to see you soon!
05/06/2023

May 6th is opening day and the weather looks to be beautiful! We hope to see you soon!

Are you looking for a vendor event? We would be happy to have you on Friday July 28th and 29th. We will be having other ...
04/21/2023

Are you looking for a vendor event? We would be happy to have you on Friday July 28th and 29th. We will be having other events out on the grounds during Swiss Days and look forward to having you!

04/21/2023

We are having a work day out at the Swiss Heritage Village this Saturday. There is always a lot to get cleaned up and ready for openeing day. If you would like to help come on out.

12/22/2022

The Christmas Eve service at the Swiss Heritage Village is canceled due to the cold weather! Please be safe and have a very Merry Christmas!
Remember the reason for the season! Jesus Christ

Address

1200 Swiss Way Box 88
Berne, IN
46711

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(260) 589-8007

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