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Heritage Center update for October 29

Did you visit the Schumacher Homestead at Fall Festival? Big changes are coming to the Swiss Community Historical Society's Heritage Center project.

By Kaye Phillips and Seth Bixel

This will be a big week at the SCHS Heritage Center construction site. The Bixel/Basinger Barn will start to take shape on the foundation (PHOTO of progress). The sky crane will return. The sides are going to go back up. This barn was on Phillips Road in our Swiss Settlement for 173 years. Tomorrow starts the next 173 years plus, at the Schumacher Homestead on Bixel Road. Bluffton, Ohio.

Note that in the first photograph the yard is cleared of the organized piles of beams. The second photograph shows the foundation ready for upright timber.