Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross, spent his last 23 years in Heiden in Appenzellerland. He lived here for 18 years, at his own request, as a paying guest in the district hospital there, where he died in October 1910.

The “Henry Dunant Museum Society-Heiden“ evolved from the “Red Cross Society – Heiden“ (Verein vom Rothen Kreuz Heiden“), which was founded at the initiative of Dunant, who was its Honorary President.

A few engaged idealists have built up the Museum.

The Society endeavours to make the Museum attractive, with many activities designed to preserve the memory of Henry Dunant and his humanitarian work. In order to achieve this goal we depend on the support of the general public.

We would be pleased if you joined our Society or became a sponsor of our ideals with a financial donation.