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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


Starting Feb.1st - NEW HOURS! open at 11AM

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


Support the Vernon County Historical Society:
Annual Fund 2023


Join us for the April Program at the Museum:
Ho-Chunk Family Life with Tracy Littlejohn
Tuesday, April 4, 7PM

* SPONSORED BY Elegant Stone Products:
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April 28, 29 and 30th in Viroqua

On Saturday, April 29, Join the Vernon County History Center for
Workshops and Waffles!

Liv Marit Haakenstad and Carol Krogan will be giving talks inside, and from 8:30AM-1PM fresh waffles will be served outside.


Saturday, April 29: Look for the Vernon County History Center booth at the Ridges and Rivers Book Fair

Many titles will be available, including our best seller:

Country Schoolhouses of Vernon County, Wisconsin

school book


National Votes for Women Trail Marker Dedication

Votes for Women Trail Marker


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/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
The museum is closed on major holidays.