Local History

Les Cent Suisses, Musée Historique Vevey. Photo/Foto: TES.

Les Cent Suisses

The Historical Museum of Vevey presents the heritage of the city and the region (Lavaux).
The museum is housed in a 16th-century castle. There are two collections: a collection of ancient keys, locks and boxes and the works by the painter F.A.L. Dumoulin (1753-1834). Dumoulin was a witness of the Franco-English naval battles in the West-Indies (1775-1783). He painted these events.
The museum also pays attention to the Fête des Vignerons in a separate section (Musée de la Confrérie des Vignerons, www.confreriedesvignerons.ch).
The Confrérie des Vignerons became the owner of the building in 1986 and has the headquarter on the first floor.
Les Cent Suisses, the famous Hundred Swiss, participate at the  Fête since 1819.
(More information: www.museehistoriquevevey.ch).