Swiss Heritage, New Glarus Museum, Swiss Museum, Historical Heritage, Cultural Heritage
Born of Depression-era nostalgia, the Swiss Historical
Village at New Glarus, Wisconsin, continues to be among the state’s
most well-known ethnic heritage sites.
Its development over many years was accomplished by a mix
of descendants of the colonists from Canton Glarus who founded the
community in 1845, later immigrants from Switzerland, and now non-
Swiss who have moved to New Glarus and have embraced its history.
Today the museum complex consists of 14 buildings focusing on
various aspects of the community’s past. Visitors can tour the buildings
on their own or with a guide who provides additional interpretation.
Freitag, Duane H.
"Swiss Heritage Preserved at New Glarus Museum,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 58:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol58/iss1/4