Helvetia, West Virginia is a small Swiss village in a high mountain valley. The original Swiss and German settlers arrived in 1869 and their descendants remain. Due to the isolation of the area, the traditions of dance, music, food, and holidays have survived through the generations. Popular events include: Fasnacht, Ramp Supper, Swiss National Day, Helvetia Fair, and monthly Square Dances. Businesses include the Hutte Restaurant, Beekeeper Bed and Breakfast, and Kultur Haus Helvetia which contains the Helvetia Mask Museum, the Helvetia General Store, the Helvetia Post Office, the Alpen Lodge, and the Helvetia Research Center. Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia details the background of the community and its people.
This Web site provides information on activities in the Helvetia area. It is updated as information is received and a monthly E-mail newsletter, Helvetia Highlights, is sent to those who sign up.
Wednesday, May 3. Farm Women's Club Meeting. Eleanor Betler's home. 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $2. 8:00 p.m. Community Hall.
Saturday, May 13. Pickens School Alumni/Senior Banquet.
Tuesday, May 16. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 2:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Friday, May 19 - Sunday May 21. Dare to be Square. mountaindancetrail.org/364-2/.
Wednesday, May 24. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 27. Pickens School Graduation. Gymnasium. 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 3. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $2. 8:00 p.m. Community Hall.
Sunday, June 11. Helvetia Cemetery Decoration.
Tuesday, June 13. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 2:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Sunday, June 18. Pickens Cemetery Decoration.
Wednesday, June 21. Farm Women's Club Meeting. Eleanor Betler's home. 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 25. Follow Your Bliss Festival. http://followyourblissfest.helvetiawv.com/.
Wednesday, June 28. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.