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.

Special treat!
Recognizing that the Arts Center East building was formerly the County Home School, Arts Center East Director Jen Kowal will have the building open for a tour on Sunday 9/23. At 1pm Bob Hurd, architect and member of the Arts Center East board, will give a tour of the building discussing its history during and after the closing of the school and its subsequent conversion into a space for the arts. The building will be open from 12:30pm until 1:30pm.

Parking is available at Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT

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.

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Finding Aids for selected VHS collections included in Connecticut Archives Online Database.
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These organizations help the Society by placing business card ads in our newsletter. The VHS thanks these businesses and organizations for their support.