Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7 – Berne, Indiana

Swiss Mennonites settled the town of Berne, Indiana in 1852.  The Swiss Village Museum re-creates that time period with authentic homes, barns, churches, schools and a very large cider press.  The Heritage Festival shared food, music and games with the community. 

  There was soap making, quilting, knitting and quilling demonstrated.  The sawmill was in operation turning large trees into usable planks.  There were two-day old chicks to cuddle – but don’t squeeze.  The games for children included stilts, tug of rope, and hoops to roll.   A good time was had by all!

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