Events

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At Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, on the last Sunday in June. Current dates are announced on our Home page.

Includes:
– Potluck meal
– Program on Swiss culture, history, etc.
– Business meeting with financial report and board member elections

 


FALL FESTIVAL

At the Swiss Homestead; typically on the last Saturday of September. Current dates are announced on our Home page.swiss3

Includes:
– House and barn tours
– Wagon rides
– Cider and soup
– Childrens games
– Demonstrations
– Exhibitions
– Genealogy
– Petting zoo


CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

At the Swiss Homestead on the first or second Saturday of December. Current dates are announced on our Home page.

Includes:
– House tours
– Music


SPRING SOCIETY MEETING

Each year, members of the Swiss Community Historical Society are invited to an annual meeting on topics of historical interest.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018, the society hosted a presentation at Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton, Ohio, by Ohio author Myrna Grove on one-room school houses. Grove began exploring schools in Williams County, Ohio, as an elementary school teacher. She also knew of her own mother’s experiences teaching in a one-room school. Her research and writing now covers schools in Ohio and other states in the former Northwest Territory. Grove has also traced her Swiss-Mennonite roots to Zurich, Switzerland. Grove’s books include Legacy of One-Room Schools.

Memorabilia from area schools was also on display.


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