Mission and Current Events

Christmas Open House

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Following the sunny, boisterous fun of Fall Fest, the Christmas Open House at the Schumacher Homestead was quite a transformation. Acoustic music, natural decorations, candles, and firelight created a beautiful atmosphere.

The December 2 event included refreshments on the main floor and activities for children in the cellar. Period woodworking tools were demonstrated in the workshop and docents provided information to visitors throughout the house and summer kitchen.

The mild evening was lit by a spectacular, nearly full moon!


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.