A groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the new elevator will take place Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Vernon County Museum on South Main St. in Viroqua. A brief program will take place outdoors, followed by refreshments served in the museum.
Many individuals and groups have helped the Vernon County Historical Society make progress toward the goal of making the nearly 100-year-old building, the former Vernon County Normal School, accessible to all. Since most of the museum’s exhibits are located on the second and third floors, the need for an elevator has been a priority for several years.
The elevator will be built on the south side of the museum, near the medical office building. Construction will begin in August and take approximately six months. Fund-raising continues and all contributions toward the remaining balance of $90,000 are greatly appreciated.
For more information, contact the Historical Society at (608) 637-7396.