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.
Monday, February 10. Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization meeting. 4:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Wednesday, February 19. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 22. Fasnacht.
Tuesday, February 25. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 9. Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization meeting. 4:00 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.
Wednesday, March 18. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 1:00 p.m.
Pickens Maple Syrup Festival. Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 22. http://pickenswv.squarespace.com/maple-syrup-festival/
Tuesday, March 24. Helvetia Public Library Board of Trustees meeting. At the Library. 5:00 p.m.