Swiss Heritage Center – Part 2
After we finished watching the glockenspiel at the Clock tower, we first visited a tiny bit of the inside museum while waiting for the other couple to return. (I’ll share photos from the inside museum in a different blog post.)
First we visited the Baumgartner Church which was the first Mennonite Church in Berne, Indiana. It was started in 1839 by Reverend David Baumgartner. He was originally from Bern, Switzerland. He was 73 when he began the church.
Since there is no Bibles in Swiss, the Bible is a German Bible. They hold a Christmas service in both English and German. So neat!
A very plain pulpit
The ladies sat on one side of the church while the men sat on the other side.
Beautiful fall foliage
The photograph is the first couple who were married at the church.
The German Bible
The yellow piece of paper in the top left photo is the bulletin for the Christmas service.
After we finished with the church, we went to the doctor’s office. When the doctor whose office we were visiting died, over 2,000 mourners came to his funeral. That was a lot of mourners especially since there were less than 2,000 people in the town.
I’ve got one more blog post about the Swiss Heritage Center and then I’ll have one with photos from our hotel.
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