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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

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Our winter schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4PM,
These hours are for November through March.

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

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The Rural Schools Road Rally in October was a big success. Thanks to our volunteers!
Retired teacher Dorothy Gronning ringing the bell at Seas Branch School, located next to Westby Elementary.


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Support Vernon County History
Annual Fund 2021

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Read about Local History Topics:

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

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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.