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 Book Sale Is Coming!!

Check the Book Sale tab under Calendar for info about the Sale.
Click on Calendar for the schedule for work days and Sale days.
Please donate your books and visit the Sale!


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.
Click here to review.
Thank you to everyone who contributed!
We appreciate your support.

Upcoming Events

The Irish in Connecticut:
A three-century overview of life for the Irish. The Band of Steady Habits, a group of six local musicians, combine their musical talent with their interest in the past to teach history through music and song. Sunday March 3rd at 2pm (Snow Date March 10th) Click on BOSH to learn more.

New VHS Exhibit for 2019

To accompany the recent revision of Vernon, Our Town, a special exhibit in the Museum will display objects and photographs from the Society's collection that were chosen for the book. These rarely seen items will be on display during Museum hours- Thursdays 2pm to 4pm and on the second and fourth Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.

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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.