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 FIFTY-SEVENTH annual meeting will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 in New Glarus, Wisconsin on the 175th anniversary of that city's founding.
The FIFTY-EIGHTH annual meeting will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 in
New York City.
The FIFTY-NINTH annual meeting will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 in Washington, D.C.
With the exception of 2020, our meetings take place
on the third Saturday of each October in a three-year rotation
between Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D. C.
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.
Dr. Albert Winkler
Vice-President (Swiss Chapter):
Editor, SAHS Review:
Dr. H. Dwight Page
Dr. Richard Hacken