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all four sites

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 spring schedule is Monday through Friday, 11AM to 4PM
These hours are for April and May.


It's time again for the Ridges and Rivers Book Festival!
We have a packed schedule at the Vernon County History Center and Museum

Saturday, April 27, starting at 8:30AM with
the Waffle Wagon in the History Center parking lot


May Program at the Museum:
The Ku Klux Klan in Vernon County and Western Wisconsin in the 1920s

This program will be presented by Dr. Michael Jacobs, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Baraboo campus.

Wednesday, May 1, at 7 PM


Watch the March Program - Tailspin


Many thanks to the Community Foundation of South
Central Wisconsin
, located in Baraboo, for the grant
funding that is paying for a re-printing of our
Black Hawk Trail brochure


T-shirts! Get your t-shirts!

Support the Vernon County Historical Society and help promote local history by buying a t-shirt or sweatshirt with our logo on it.

Available in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Purchase online from Bonfire



The Vernon County Historical Society
& Viroqua Area Pride invite your contribution
to the Vernon County Queer Histories Project

story sticker

Read about a local story from times past.


new awning

The Vernon County Museum gets a new awning and name.


Vernon County Museum Hours:

June/July/Aug/Sept:      Monday - Friday 11-4; Saturday 10-2
April/May/October:       Monday - Friday 11-4
Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar:  Tuesday/ Wednesday/Thursday 11-4
OPEN BY APPOINTMENT — contact us to schedule a time:
phone:608-637-7396 -or-
The museum is closed on major holidays.