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June 23, 2018

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Swiss society opens Schumacher homestead for tours

Saturdays in June, July and August

Beginning in June, and through the months of July and August, the Bluffton Pandora Swiss Community Historical Society will be open for self-guided or docent led tours every Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Schumacher Homestead. 

Visitors will be able to tour the house, garden, summer kitchen, and workshop. 

In addition, the barn will be open on the last Saturday of each of the three months. Public admission to the Homestead is $5 per person; however, current members of the Society and children 16 and under are admitted free. 

“We’re excited about this new, expanded opportunity for people to experience all that the Homestead has to offer,” said Gary Wetherill, SCHS president. 

"Visitors can plan a leisurely afternoon at the Homestead. Along with the tours, a picnic table or one of the porches is available to enjoy a snack or a picnic lunch.  “Benches and chairs on the porches make wonderful places to read with a beautiful view of Riley Creek.  Fishing in the creek is usually pretty good too,” Wetherill added.

The Schumacher Homestead is located at 8350 Bixel Road, Bluffton. 

CLICK HERE for the society's Facebook.