Mission and Current Events


MirrorMartyrsGraphicOf Special Interest: 

Bluffton University is hosting an exhibit and events relating to the Mennonite religious heritage.

The Mirror of the Martyrs exhibit, based on illustrated martyr stories from the 1685 “Martyrs Mirror,” tells in fresh ways how martyrs past and present have witnessed to their faith under oppression and persecution.

For dates and times, visit http://www.bluffton.edu/arts/mirror/.



The Swiss Community Historical Society was founded over fifty years ago to honor and preserve the heritage of the Bluffton-Pandora community. We do this by collecting and preserving papers, books, artifacts, and records of historical interest, and by acquiring property especially important to this heritage.


Many of our activities are focused around the Schumacher Homestead, garden, summer kitchen and bank barn, 8350 Bixel Rd, between Bluffton and Pandora.

14470611_1296893227018237_3492864548480586607_nGroup tours, big and small, are available by appointment. 

Please contact Joanne Niswander at 419-358-0186 to set up a custom tour of our Swiss Homestead. For more information, see our Tours page.