Vernon County History logo

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


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Join us for the 2018 Annual Banquet
Sunday, November 11: 12:30pm social, 1pm dinner

Viroqua American Legion

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Vernon Co. Service flag
Downtown Viroqua in 1919, after the armistice ending the Great War (WWI). The big Vernon County flag waving across Main Street is emblazoned with a gold star representing the 50 people from Vernon County who died in military service, a silver star representing the 65 who were wounded, and a blue star representing the 968 who served in the military without injury. The flag also bears a red cross for the three who served with the Red Cross, and a triangle for the two who served with the YMCA. Behind the flag you can see the Fortney Hotel, which still stands at the corner of Main and Court. The building on the far right is the Opera Block, which also still stands, at the corner of Main and Decker.

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Treasures from the Museum


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100 Years Ago: goings-on in past Viroqua.


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Viroqua Walking Tours maps and information

Black Hawk Trail brochure and map


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Vernon County Teacher & School Honor Roll

Read about the project and see the latest additions


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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.