Our Mission Statement, Goals and Publications
The Swiss American Historical Society (SAHS) was founded in Chicago in 1927. It was established to promote the study of the Swiss in America, Swiss-American relations, and Swiss immigration to the United States. The SAHS encourages American interest in Swiss history and culture, unites those involved in genealogical research, and serves as a link between Swiss Americans, Swiss, and Americans in fostering cultural awareness and mutual understanding. Chapters of the Society exist in Switzerland and North America.
The Society publishes the Swiss-American Historical Society Review three times a year,
along with a number of other book publications.
Each calendar year, the Swiss American Historical Society will award a Leo Schelbert Prize to the best Swiss or Swiss-American history paper in one of two levels –Undergraduate and Graduate.
Annual North American Meetings
The Sixty-First annual meeting will be held on October 5, 2024 in Philadelphia.
Our meetings generally take place
on the second Saturday of each October in a three-year rotation
between Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D. C.
2024 will be an exception in that Oct. 5 is the first Saturday of the month.
CONTACT THE SWISS AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Get in touch with Swiss American Historical Society to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
Vice President (U.S. Chapter):
Vice President (Swiss Chapter):
Treasurer and Membership Secretary:
Editor, SAHS Review:
Dr. Albert Winkler
Recording Secretary and
SAHS Review Book Review Editor:
Dr. Richard Hacken
"Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk von Brüdern...."
"We intend to be a unified league of brothers...."