Mission Statement

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.

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The Book Sale is Back!!

The Society is now collecting items for our annual Used Book Sale. For information about donations and the dates of the Sale, look under the Calendar tab above for the Book Sale section.

The schedule for volunteer sorting times is posted above in the calendar section of this web site.

We thank everyone for their donations of items to sell. Hope to see everyone at the Book Sale this spring.



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Upcoming Events

Program - March 1, 2020

 “When We Were Bolton – Vernon's First 90 Years” with Jon Roe. 

In 1720 when the town of Bolton was formed, the piece of land called Vernon was in the northern part town. It was not until 1808 that the citizens of the North Bolton section received permission from the  State of Connecticut to incorporate as the town Vernon.

During those 88 years North Bolton was slowly divided and settled. We played an important role in the Revolutionary War as we were on a major road connecting Boston and Providence to Hartford. The United States was created. North  Bolton's population grew. We added territory and the first cotton mills appeared on the Tankerhoosen River.

All this happened before 1808. Both residents of Bolton and Vernon often ignore events that occurred here before that year. Researcher Jon Roe will tell the story of those forgotten years. As Bolton celebrates it 300th anniversary, it is fitting that as a "daughter" town we remember the connection to our "mother" town and use the opportunity to renew and honor our relationship and shared history.

Visit Jon Roe's web site The Tankerhoosen to learn more about the program.

Sunday, March 1, 2020 (Snow Date 3/8/20) at 2:00 pm at The Vernon Historical Society, 734 Hartford Tpke. in Vernon, CT.The public is invited. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or questions, please call the Vernon Historical Society at 860-875-4326 or email us at vernonhs@sbcglobal.net.

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