Sunday, September 6, 2015

Day 4 Touring New Glarus, Wisconsin

New Glarus aka "America's Little Switzerland"

 We had a nice drive in the countryside to New Glarus, a charming town established in 1845 as a Swiss Colony.  It is located in Southern Wisconsin on Highway 69 in the heart of Green County.

  You will find its beautiful rolling hills, farms, wooded pastures and grazing cows are much like the alpine meadows and farmland around Glarus, Switzerland.

New Glarus is home to two unique museums. The Chalet of the Golden Fleece Museum has an unusual collection of antiques and artifacts from around the world.  It has three floors of coins, glass, and china, dolls and more.

The museum that we were able to visit is the Swiss Historical Village first opened in 1942 it tells the story of the founding of New Glarus with fourteen buildings with exhibits focusing on the rural life during the 19th century.

 The printing of the town newspaper

Time to leave this charming swiss town before the rain begins to fall.  Another fun day of exploring the countryside of Wisconsin.

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