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.

Under Construction

The Vernon Historical Society will be closed to the public from Saturday, August 11th thru Saturday, August 25th.

Please contact us by email with any questions. vernonhs@sbcglobal.net

Thank you for your patience.

Upcoming Events

“The Children in the Big Yellow House”

The Story of the Tolland County
Temporary Home

Fall Program- September 23rd 2pm

Cheryl and Chris Klemmer will outline the county home system and discuss the history of the County Home for  Children of Tolland County that was located in Vernon Center for over 50 years.
The program will take place at the Society's building, 734 Hartford Turnpike,Vernon. The public is welcome. Admission is free. Click on "Fall Program" for more information.

Arts Center East announces the opening of a retrospective exhibit celebrating the life and career of legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rockville, CT hometown boy.
A comprehensive collection of memorabilia has been drawn from Gene’s personal archives and will feature many never-before-seen items from his childhood in Rockville through his storied career.  Prominent among these is a fully operational jukebox from the 1961 movie Town Without Pity, a film inspired by Gene’s hit song. Hand-written song sheets, family photos, tour posters, fan magazines and unique items from his Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction are but a few of the wealth of artifacts on display.
The exhibit opens on Sunday, July 22 and runs through Saturday, August 18.  Gallery hours are Thursday, through Sunday from 1:00-5:00pm.  The opening reception and party will be on Saturday evening, July 21 from 7:00-10:00pm. Guests will enjoy jukebox music, refreshments, door prizes and a trivia contest.
See the Arts Center East site for more information

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Finding Aids for selected VHS collections included in Connecticut Archives Online Database.
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