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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


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NEW! Vernon County Historical Society Coloring Book

Just in time for the holidays!
(Groundhog, Saint Valentines, Presidents, and National Carrot Cake Day)
Suitable for children, adults, and childish adults, for only $10 each.


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Westby Ski Jump
People watch the Ski Jump Tournament from every possible perch
at the The Old Seas Branch Ski Jump. February 8, 1947.
The Snowflake Ski Jump Tournament is held every year on the first weekend in February.

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Updated! Vernon County Teacher & School Honor Roll

Read about the project and see the latest additions


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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


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Black Hawk Trail brochure and map


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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.