Verona Area Historical Society

Verona, Wisconsin

"Celebrating the story of Hometown U.S.A."

Happy Birthday, Verona!

Verona became a township 175 years ago in 1847...making this year our Dodransbicentennial! To celebrate, several different groups are working this birthday theme into their activities for this year.

Click here to see an in-progress calendar of events coming this June. Make sure to check back this Spring as more events get booked.

Next VAHS Events

All events are free and open to the public!

Saturday 5/7/22, 10am: "Bob and Irene's Town Pump". At the Verona Senior Center.

Our guest this month will be Irene Kaehr, who in 1968 with her husband Bob bought the Town Pump at 300 South Main Street (in the building most recently occupied by Tuvalu). Together they would run the Pump for several decades until Bob's passing in 1994, at which point Irene continued to run it until 2000.

Irene will tell stories of the unique ideas that she and Bob implemented over the years including live music from Nashville, various culinary experiments like "frog legs", and even occasional go-go dancers. Join us in reminiscing about the interesting characters who visited and other small town happenings that took place at "The Pump"!


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      • Verona Area Historical Society

      • c/o Jesse Charles

      • 1234 Cathedral Point Drive

      • Verona, WI

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