The Vernon Historical Society is a volunteer operated, non-profit organization. The purpose of the Society is to create interest and activity in the field of local history.
The Museum building serves as a repository for a variety of collected materials that are available to the general public for research.
These collections aid historians, genealogists, and interested citizens in research, and provide source materials for exhibits, publications and programs.
During Museum hours, volunteers are present to answer questions and provide access to collected materials.
The VHS Museum will not be open on Sunday May 27th. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.
Programs for 2018 September 23rd
"The Tolland County Childrens' Home" presented by Cheryl and Christopher Klemmer who have been researching all the county homes for children in Connecticut.
May Program- May 20th 2pm
"Connecticut Valley Tobacco" presented by Brianna Dunlap, former Director of the Connecticut Tobacco Museum in Windsor. VHS 734 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.
Ms. Dunlap will discuss the use of tobacco from the Native American era through the boom during the Civil War. Though fashionable in the 1950s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. A resurgence in the 1990s brought new life to the crop and the reopening of Cuba in 2015 added a new chapter for cigar tobacco,