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Swiss Center Events
Swiss Center Events

Swiss Center Events

Diccon Bewes Returns with his Newest Book

Author Diccon Bewes visits the Swiss Center of North America the week of October 10th to talk about and sell his newest book "Around Switzesrland in 80 Maps". 
As Diccon writes on his website: "...first event will be on Thursday 13 October at 7pm in Turner Hall in Monroe, Wisconsin. I was there last summer and liked it so much that I’m going back, and again I’m being hosted by the Swiss Center of North America. I’ll also be visiting New Glarus, which really is America’s Little Switzerland.
For those who preordered the book please click here to pay via our PayPal account which is secure and all credit cards are accepted. 

Polka for the Swiss 2016

Thank you New Glarus Hotel Restaurant for hosting the successful Polka for the Swiss fundraising event for the Swiss Center of North America.
A highlight of the event was Chef Roland serving raclette to the nearly 200 attendees.
Click here to see our sponsors and pictures from the April event which included heritage music by the Maennerchor New Glarus, Jodelklub, and Green County Alphorns.

Fahnenschwingen Classes

The Swiss Center of North America remains excited to have sponsored Fahnenschwingen classes this spring.
Students were taught by Damion Babler, a member of the New Glarus Jodlerklub as well as flag thrower who is looking forward to teaching this Swiss tradition to a younger generation. Students are learning basic moves and techniques.
The Swiss Center of North America is sponsoring Fahnenschwingen through a generous grant from the New Glarus Community Foundation which allowed the Swiss Center to purchase 10 authentic throwing flags from Switzerland for $300 per flag and stick.
These young people performed in the New Glarus area at Volkfest, the Tell Play and Cheese Days.

Learning the Swiss Folk Art of Scherenschnitte: Three classes complete at the Swiss Center.  Interest was so high that a third class was added.  Swiss Center's Beth Zurbuchen took the class and despite her fear of small tools for artistic work--she LOVED it.  You will too.  Enjoy the pictures below.

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