Swiss Festival

People have come from across the world to find new homes in Tennessee, each bringing with them parts of the culture they left behind. Right after the Civil War, a group of immigrants came from Switzerland to settle here. Tennessee Crossroads learned about the colony they founded in Grundy County, TN from their proud descendants and each summer they throw a celebration of all things Swiss. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Swiss Festival.


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People have come from across the world to find new homes in Tennessee...each bringing with them parts of the culture they left behind. Right after the Civil War, a group of immigrants came from Switzerland to settle here...Rob Wilds learned about the colony they founded in Grundy County...from their proud descendants, each summer, throw a celebration of all things Swiss.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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