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Schumacher Homestead hosts Swiss Christmas

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Members of the Swiss Community Historical Society demonstrated what the area's Swiss ancestors would have been doing around this time of year. Members of the Swiss Community Historical Society demonstrated what the area's Swiss ancestors would have been doing around this time of year.

A historic homestead got into the holiday spirit by hosting a Swiss Christmas.

The Schumacher Homestead held their annual Christmas open house. Members of the Swiss Community Historical Society demonstrated what the area's Swiss ancestors would have been doing around this time of year. They spruced up the property with natural decorations and held baking demonstrations of classic Christmas foods.

The event goes into the evening hours so that the community can see what the holidays would have looked like by candlelight.  

"It's just a very nice afternoon and evening," said Gary Wetherill, Vice President of the Swiss Community Historical Society. "We generally like to go into the evenings so that the folks can see the way that the house might have looked in the 1840s when it was first built."

The Christmas open house is one of the bigger events held at the homestead.

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