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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


Our winter schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 4PM,
These hours are for November through March.


1922 ice storm, Vernon County Courthouse.


Great reading for the New Year!
Country Schoolhouses of Vernon County, Wisconsin

school book

The Rural Schools Road Rally in October was a big success. Thanks to our volunteers!
Retired teacher Dorothy Gronning ringing the bell at Seas Branch School, located next to Westby Elementary.


Support Vernon County History
Annual Fund 2021


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-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.