The Musée des Ormonts has been located in the charming historic village of Vers-L’Eglise since July 2008. Created by an Association formed in 1989 to fulfil the legacy of Mme Suzanne Combremont, its aim is to communicate different aspects of life in the valley of Les Ormonts through temporary exhibitions, publications, educational trails etc.
Topics covered include the built heritage of the area, geology, the locality, natural hazards, alpine economy, and daily life. Subjects to interest both local residents and visitors to this beautiful region of the Vaud Alps.
In 1979, Mme Suzanne Combremont, former teacher at Les Diablerets, left a legacy to the commune of Ormont-Dessus to establish a regional museum. This idea took shape in 1989 when the Association of the Musée des Ormonts was established. It included the communes of both Ormont-Dessous and Ormont-Dessus.
The association set the following objectives for itself:
- to gather, colllect, conserve and inventory the culture of Les Ormonts (objects, documents et images, sound recordings and films etc)
- to study and carry out original research about the speech of Les Ormonts, with testimonies and sound recordings: about specific subjects such as the road, natural risks, photography etc.
- to communicate knowledge and expertise to the public, through exhibitions, publications, themed tours, architectural visits, conferences, providing access to documentation.