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.

Schedule Change  
     The VHS Museum will not be open on Sunday May 27th. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.

Programs for 2018 September 23rd

"The Tolland County Childrens' Home" presented by Cheryl and Christopher Klemmer who have been researching all the county homes for children in Connecticut.

World War I Exhibit

The exhibit can be viewed on Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 2pm to 4pm.
Visit the Special Exhibits page for more information.

Upcoming Events

May Program- May 20th 2pm

"Connecticut Valley Tobacco" presented by Brianna Dunlap, former Director of the Connecticut Tobacco Museum in Windsor. VHS 734 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon.

Ms. Dunlap will discuss the use of tobacco from the Native American era through the boom during the Civil War. Though fashionable in the 1950s, the popularity of cigars declined a decade later, nearly destroying the region’s tobacco industry. A resurgence in the 1990s brought new life to the crop and the reopening of Cuba in 2015 added a new chapter for cigar tobacco,

tobacco barn
TobaccoChildrenPicking-
Connecticut Open House Day - June 9, 2018
Paul Margelony and his collection of vintage tools will be on display. Due to construction at the Society's museum,  this exhibit will be in a booth at the Strong Family Farm 274 West Street, Vernon, Connecticut.
Stop by to see antique tools and learn their uses.

picture of logo

Finding Aids for selected VHS collections included in Connecticut Archives Online Database.
Click on the logo to view.

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.