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All dates and programs are subject to change. Weather cancellations are announced on WVRQ and on our Facebook page. Please call ahead if in doubt

May 1: Spring hours continue at the Normal School Museum: Open noon to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday

Tues May 2: VCHS program at Normal School Museum , 7 p.m. "Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest" with Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt.

Thurs May 4: Cleaning day at the Normal School Museum, 9 a.m.

Wed May 10: Cleaning day at the Foreaker School and Old St. Mary’s Church Museum, 9 a.m.

Thurs May 11: Cleaning day at the Sherry-Butt House, 10 a.m.

Thurs May 11: Genealogy class† meets at the Normal School Museum at 10 a.m. Guest Teacher: Deb Nelson Gourley of AstriMyAstri publishing
Topic: Norwegian genealogy. Deb will have books from her publishing
house for sale at the class.

May 19–21: 49th Annual Syttende Mai celebration in Westby, Wisconsin. For more information, visit
Watch for the VCHS float at the parade on Sunday!

Sat May 27: Sherry-Butt House opens for the season. Open summer weekends, 1 to 5 p.m.

Mon May 29: Memorial Day. Normal School Museum closed, Sherry-Butt House open.

Mon May 29: Walnut Mound Cemetery Association's 2017 Cemetery Walk and Fundraiser 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Retreat Community Center.

Thurs June 1: Normal School Museum changes to summer hours: Open Monday - Friday noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sun June 4: VCHS annual Cemetery Walk, 4 p.m. at the Viroqua Cemetery.

Thurs June 8: Genealogy class† trip to Madison Visit the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Library and Archives.
Carpool leaves museum parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Lunch in Madison on your own.
Carpool leaves Madison at 4 p.m. Call the museum to sign up.

Sat June 10: 35th annual Český Den (Czech Day) in downtown Hillsboro, Wisconsin. For more information, visit

Tues July 4: Strawberry Shortcake Social at Sherry-Butt House, 1 to 5 p.m. with a special quilt exhibit inside the house.

Thurs July 13: Genealogy class† meets at the Normal School Museum at 10 a.m. Topic and teacher to be announced.

All genealogy classes are $5 for non-members, free for members. Renew your membership today!