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 11/9/19, 10am:  Group Discussion:  Planning a Verona history center.  At the Verona Senior Center.

Over the years, we've dove deep into many Verona history topics. These have ranged from our early settlers, lost rural schools, the history of our churches and businesses, our original Native America residents, and even a leper colony.  We have gathered photos, stories, interviews, and a handful of artifacts along the way.  While Verona has a rich history, one thing it doesn't have is a place dedicated to showing it off!

In September our officers and members began seriously investigating and planning what it would take to renovate a small historic downtown Verona home into a history center.  We've enlisted the help of several contractors, an architect, and other local experts for guidance and advice.

We'd like to present the current status of this project to our membership and anyone else interested in the topic.  The goals of this meeting would be:
1.  Talk about the home being looked at and give a status update on the work being done to evaluate its potential.
2.  Hear feedback on what functions a Verona history center should serve.
3.  Get ideas for fundraising strategies, and volunteers to help with that effort.

We would love to hear your ideas on what a Verona history center might look like!

*Saturday 1/18/20, 10am: The Vroman Pioneer Family.  At the Verona Senior Center.

The Vromans family were early settlers of the Verona and Fitchburg area.  From helping build our first mill to even providing the name "Verona" (from their home town in Verona, New York), they were very active in shaping the early years of our communities.  Our guests this month will be members of the Vroman family who will help us get to know these early pioneers and the mark they left.

This will also be our "Annual Meeting" where we will elect officers for 2020.


About the Verona Area Historical Society:

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

Contact Us:

By Mail:
    Verona Area Historical Society
    c/o Jesse Charles
    1234 Cathedral Point Drive
    Verona, WI