The Barber Shop

A proper shave and haircut was essential for every gentleman, so it came to pass that a barber shop was opened in Berne. Barbers from neighboring towns came to Berne on Saturdays to do what shaving needed done. 10 by 18 feet of pine boards, a brick chimney, and no connected water aside from a cistern was all that was needed in those days. The barber shop was a generous gift to the Swiss Heritage Society from the late Elvira Lehman. It had been part of her family home since the 1940s until its move to the Village in 1991.