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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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The Vernon County Museum is now open to the public.

Our summer schedule is Monday through Friday, noon to 4PM, and Saturday, 10AM to 2PM. These hours are for the months of June, July, and August.


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Support Vernon County History
Annual Fund 2020

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Enjoy the Spring flowers at our historic sites!

Spring Flowers


Spring Flowers


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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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NEW! Round Barns of Vernon County

Maps and descriptions of all the remaining Round Barns

round barn


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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.