Verona Area Historical Society

Verona, Wisconsin

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

Upcoming Events

All are free and open to the public.

Sunday, January 22th:

***All Tours have filled. The response has been amazing, and we thank everyone who showed interest***

Tour of the Seven Acre Dairy Company, housed in the old Paoli Cheese Factory / Creamery. Open to the public.

Address: 6858 Paoli Road in Paoli, Wisconsin (Note that the GPS and mailing addresses say Belleville.)

Join us for a talk and tour at the newly-renovated Seven Acre Dairy Company in Paoli. Our host is Nic Mink, who along with his wife Danika Laine is leading a renovation of the old dairy / creamery / cheese factory that ran on the banks of the Sugar River from 1888 to 1980. Many Verona farmers, including several of our historical society families, sent their milk to this plant for generations.

Nic and Danika have listed the building on the National Register of Historic Places and are launching the building's new life as a restaurant, café, meeting space, hotel, and perhaps most appropriately - a micro-dairy plant. We are grateful that they have provided the Verona area with another example of how local historic preservation and modern development can complement each other.

Our tour will start in the facility's newly-opened conference room, as Nic will describe how this project unfolded. We will then take an indoor walk of the building and learn how its former iterations evolved over time. As a side note, this meeting also counts as our historical society's 2023 "annual meeting" (required for all nonprofits) and a very quick officer vote will precede the meeting at 1pm.

Please note that there are elevation changes during the tour, and an elevator is available. The tour is open to the public.



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      • Verona Area Historical Society

      • c/o Jesse Charles

      • 1234 Cathedral Point Drive

      • Verona, WI

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