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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 open to the public.
Masks are required.

Our fall schedule is Monday through Friday, noon to 4PM.
These hours are for the months of September and October.


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The Vernon County Historical Society and the Viroqua Community Theatre have partnered on a theatrical video presentation to celebrate Hallowe'en! These stories, poems, and skits re-create an early 20th-century country school Hallowe'en program for today's Zoom era.

Good Things for Halloween


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Fall Enjoy the fall colors!

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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Learn more about the exhibit


college women picket WH College Women Picketing in Front of the White House, 1917
In the first such protest in history, women picket the White House every day from January 1917 until the 19th Amendment was ratified in August 1920. On this day, college-educated women worked the picket line.
Gelatin silver print Courtesy of National Woman’s Party, Washington, D.C.


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Happy 150th Birthday Sherry-Butt House!

sherry-butt house

sherry-butt house


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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.