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.

Grant for Foundation Project!

The Society received an Historic Restoration Fund grant at the end of 2017 from the Department of Economic & Community Development, State Historic Preservation Office. The grant covered repairs to a foundation wall to address leaks and the installation of drainage system. Before and after Connecticut Dry Basements did the work, hard working volunteers moved all the furniture and pictures along the wall; then put it all back. The area remains leak free!
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Upcoming Events

Holiday Craft Fair

Featuring the work of local crafters
and the VHS "Nearly New" table.

Saturday, 11/24  from 9am to 4pm
Sunday 11/25     from 10am to 4pm

Just Published!
Vernon Our Town 3rd edition

Written for grade 3 students, this book tells the story of our town. Filled with photographs, stories and student art, Vernon, Our Town can be enjoyed by all ages. The book costs $18 and can be purchased at the Vernon Historical Society. Call 860-875-4326 or email us at vernonhs@sbcglobal.net to get a copy for the holiday season. "Make the Past a Present"

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Finding Aids for selected VHS collections included in Connecticut Archives Online Database.
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Support Our Sponsors!

These organizations help the Society by placing business card ads in our newsletter. The VHS thanks these businesses and organizations for their support.