The Verona Area Historical Society
Verona, Wisconsin
"Celebrating the story of Hometown U.S.A."



Check out our ongoing cemetery restoration project: Bringing Their Stones Home



Next VAHS Events: All events are free and open to the public!

*Saturday 10/12/19, 10am:  Volunteer Day - Historic Cemetery Restoration in Verona - In the field next to Gus’s Diner in Verona.

The Verona Area Historical Society’s “Bringing Their Stones Home” project is bringing back names and identities to the nearly-forgotten asylum and poor house cemetery in Verona, next to Gus’ Diner.  From the 1880s to the 1940s, this plot of land became the final resting place for over 400 residents of the then Dane County Asylum and “Poor House”.  For unknown reasons, all headstones were removed and discarded in the 1950s.  79 of them have been recovered, and we’re putting them back where they belong, based on a historic cemetery map.

Bring work gloves and a shovel or wheelbarrow if you have one.  There will be opportunities to dig the small holes for the stones, shovel and move gravel or mulch, and generally help clean up the site.  This project is entirely volunteer-driven, and we could really use your help! 






About the Verona Area Historical Society:

Officers:
President - Jesse Charles
Vice President - Art Cresson
Secretary - Ruth Jensen
Treasurer - Lisa Olmsted




Contact Us:

Email:
    SaveVeronaHistory@gmail.com
Facebook:  
    https://www.facebook.com/SaveVeronaHistory
By Mail:
    Verona Area Historical Society
    c/o Jesse Charles
    1234 Cathedral Point Drive
    Verona, WI