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The Vernon County Historical Society operates four historical sites:

The Vernon County Museum
Old St. Mary's Church Museum
The Foreaker One Room Schoolhouse
The historic Sherry-Butt House


Our fall schedule is Monday through Friday, noon to 4PM,
These hours are for the months of September and October.


Join the Rural School Road Rally
Saturday, October 23

maps available at Seas Branch School, Westby, from 9am-12pm


The Vernon County Historical Society and the Viroqua Community Theatre have partnered on a theatrical video presentation to celebrate Hallowe'en! These stories, poems, and skits re-create an early 20th-century country school Hallowe'en program for today's Zoom era.

Good Things for Halloween

The cast includes Kate Kozial, Sunshine Doray, Paul Ratté, Kevin Miro, Pita Daniels and Elizabeth Hoversten. Special Thanks to Kristen Parrott and Carol Kruger. The production is directed by Pam Kalinosky.


New book for sale!
Country Schoolhouses of Vernon County, Wisconsin

school book


Support Vernon County History
Annual Fund 2021


Read about Local History Topics:

Wisconsin's largest rural African American settlement - Cheyenne Valley
Logging on the Kickapoo and the story of the "The Fatal Oak"


Vernon County Museum Hours:

June-August: Monday thru Friday 12-4 PM, and Saturday 10-2PM
September-October: Monday thru Friday 12-4 PM
November-March: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12-4 PM
April-May: Monday thru Friday 12-4 PM
Or by appointment.