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.


The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday, encourages people and business to support local charities and non-profits. VHS has prepared a Capital Improvement Plan.
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Donors wishing to contribute to any of these projects may send a check to the Vernon Historical Society, Box 2055, Vernon, CT 06066. Please write on the check memo line which project interests you.
Thank you so much!

Upcoming Events

VHS Closed for month of December

After a busy year and a very successful Craft Fair, the Society volunteers are taking a break to enjoy the holiday season.
The Museum will reopen to the public for regular Thursday hours (2pm to 4pm) on Thursday January 3rd.
We will everyone a most joyous holiday season with good times with family and friends.

Just Published!
Vernon Our Town 3rd edition

"Make the Past a Present"

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. The Society will be open on Thursday 12/6 from 2pm to 3pm and on Thursday 12/13 from 2pm to 3pm to sell copies.
You can also email us at vernonhs@sbcglobal.net. Volunteers will be checking our email and someone will be in touch to assist with a purchase.

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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.