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.
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