The Swiss Center of North America is unique destination located on-line and in the heart of one of the largest Swiss settlements in America.
Our reach is global as the Swiss government has entrusted us with its popular Swiss Roots program.
Launched in 2003, with a $1 million challenge grant from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, an additional $2 million in “bricks and mortar” matching funds were raised from corporate sponsors, supporters, patrons, & government.
As the Swiss Center is located in New Glarus, Wisconsin, we want to make special note of support from the Canton of Glarus.
Now that our Swiss Center is physically anchored, we want to match your Swiss pride with our enthusiasm to share experiences globally in exciting ways. As a nation of immigrants, our history is forever linked to the stories of our settlers.
The common ties extend far beyond our shared genealogy. The Swiss Center is our stage to promote the heritage and contributions of the Swiss in North America and increase awareness of all that is Swiss.
Only The Swiss Center exists to tell the story.
Canton Glarus and the Swiss Center
In 2001, the Senate of the Canton of Glarus pledged US $100,000 in support of the an idea of a Swiss Center of North America.
The Canton of Glarus understood the need to promote Switzerland and Glarus in North America.
More than 1.3 million people of Swiss descent call North America home.
More than one million people in the United States and Canada claim Swiss ancestry.
Switzerland's trade heavily depends upon exports of goods to the United States and the rest of Western Europe.
Switzerland is a democratic country subscribing to most of the ideals with which the United States is identified.