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

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

"Verona's Top Five Historical Sites".  Saturday, February 13, at 10:00am.  A Virtual Meeting via Zoom:  The Link will be posted here the week of the meeting (Please check back!)
What makes something "historically relevant"?  Does it just have to be old...or is there more to it?  It's a fun question to ponder - and also the topic of our February virtual meeting!  In lieu of a guest speaker this month, our president Jesse Charles will be presenting a "Top Five" list of Verona's most important historical sites.  Over the last five years, Jesse has researched Verona's old schools, houses, cemeteries, and other sites while preparing for various tours and presentations.  He would love to hear YOUR opinion on the topic!  Will these top five sites make your list as well?  It will be a fun chance to deep dive on some of the hidden gems around Verona.The presentation will run from 10:00am-10:40am.  Afterwards, we will hold our official "Annual Meeting" to discuss other historical society matters and elect officers for 2021.

Date to be decided: "Bill's Farm Toys".  At the Verona Senior Center.

Come take a time traveling adventure with us back to early 1900s farming in Wisconsin - in miniature!   Our friend Bill Rettenmund will be showing off his collection of handmade miniature farm equipment models and explaining for each one both the intricate process of how they were created and also how the life size versions actually worked.

Bill has displayed his creations at multiple shows around Wisconsin.  He also maintains a rotating display at the Black Earth Historical Society each Summer.  You might recognize Bill from our August 2018 meeting where he shared with us his experiences as a Vietnam helicopter crew chief.

Date to be decided: "The Vroman Pioneer Family".  At the Verona Senior Center.
The Vroman 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 will be members of the Vroman family who will help us get to know these early pioneers and the mark they left.


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    • Verona Area Historical Society
    • c/o Jesse Charles
    • 1234 Cathedral Point Drive
    • Verona, WI

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