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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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We've been through this before:

As we live through this current epidemic crisis, it may help to remember that we have gone through this before. These two newspaper columns: Dec.9, and Dec.16, written in 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the 1918-19 flu epidemic, offer some perspective on our current situation.

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In an effort to help prevent a possible epidemic in our area, the museum will be temporarily closed. We look forward to re-opening soon!

(Museum staff will not be working regular hours. If you need us, call 608-637-7396, or email us at museum@vernoncountyhistory.org)

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The April Program at the Museum has been canceled.
Reschedule date to be determined.

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NEW! Round Barns of Vernon County

Maps and descriptions of all the remaining Round Barns

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NEW! Vernon County Teacher & School Honor Roll

Read about the latest additions to the honor roll.


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NEW! on the Treasures Page

Read about the Early Settlers Association of Vernon County.

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Happy Birthday Vernon County Museum Building!

Sherry-Butt 4th
The Vernon County Normal School, Viroqua, WI, in 1920,
shortly after opening to students.

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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.