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!

UPDATE:  If you'd like to watch our recent presentation on "Verona's Top Five Historical Sites", click here to see it on YouTube.

*Sunday 6/27/21, 1pm:  Volunteer Work Day - Davidson House yard cleanup -  At the Davidson House at the end of Oak Grove Road in Verona.
Verona's historic Davidson House has sat on the banks of the Sugar River for over 150 years.  The home is believed to have been built by early Verona settler Patrick Davidson around 1860.  Mr. Davidson brought Verona its first horse drawn threshing machine, as well as a love for performing Scottish music with neighboring farmers at early community gatherings.  The house and surrounding property was acquired by Dane County Parks in 2018, and the Verona Area Historical Society is a partner in helping take care of this unique house, it being one of the last of its kind in Verona.

Please join us on 6/27 at 1pm to help cut back weeds, rake leaves, and do other general yard maintenance tasks.  Please bring work gloves and any general yard work / gardening tools you have handy.  Long sleeves and pants are recommended, along with outdoor shoes.  If you don't feel like getting dirty, feel free to drop by just to see the house up close and ask questions.
Parking is available on site.  The house is located at the end of a long driveway officially known on some maps as "Oak Grove Road", which comes off of highway 69 heading South out of Verona.  This road is immediately south of Riverside drive and north of Locust Drive, on the west side of highway 69.

There are many different tasks needing to be done on this day - feel free to pick one that matches your interests:
  1. Weed-whacking around the house, trees, and grounds.
  2. Trimming back shrubs and wild plants.
  3. Shoveling and moving dirt, to help build up grade around the foundation at some low spots.
Please bring the following if you have them:
  • Shovels and dirt rakes
  • Kneeling pads
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Gardening and pruning tools
  • Weed-whackers are a plus!

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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