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, Follow Your Bliss Festival, 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.
There will be no First Saturday Dance in May.
Tuesday, May 8. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 2:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Saturday, May 12. Pickens School Alumni/Senior Banquet.
Wednesday, May 16. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29. Pickens School Graduation.
Saturday, June 2. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $2. 8:00 p.m. Star Band (Red) Hall.
Tuesday, June 12. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 2:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Wednesday, June 20. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 1:00 p.m.
Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25. Follow Your Bliss Festival. http://followyourblissfest.helvetiawv.com/.
Wednesday, June 27. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.