Who We Are

We are an all-volunteer living history museum and our purpose is to understand and interpret the lives and material culture of the early French-Swiss inhabitants. We pay special attention to early trades, domestic arts, early gardening methods and foodways in Switzerland County, Indiana.

Musée de Venoge, Inc. is a tax exempt Indiana not-for-profit corporation and designated 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code. It is based on the approximately 30 purchased acres of the original French-Swiss farmstead (1805) and its existing cottage on State Route 129 and Indian Creek in Switzerland County.

The entire Venoge property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places under three designations: European, Exploration/Settlement and Architecture/Engineering.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources.