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.

Another Successful Book Sale!

Thanks to everyone who donated books, shopped and worked at the sale. The Book Sale is our big fund raiser. Revenue from the sale supports maintenance of the Society's  collections and our building.
We will start collecting books again in January 2020. Thanks and keep reading!

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Upcoming Events

VHS Closed for
the month of December

The Museum will be closed for December and will reopen to the public on Thursday January 9th 2020. We will be checking our email (vernonhs@sbcglobal.net) during the time we are closed.

Time to start thinking about the Book Sale. We will start accepting donations for the Book Sale in January.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!

January 12, 2020 Winter Program
"Mother Jones and the Labor Movement"

Ms. Bev York will bring the fire as she portrays Mary Harris Jones who became the outspoken and fiery champion of the downtrodden workers, especially child laborers. Mary Jones eventually earned the respectful title of “Mother Jones”  as she encouraged working men and women to stand up for their rights for more humane and  better working conditions. Ms York teaches at Quinebaug Valley Community College and has previously served as director of the Nathan Hale Homestead and of the Windham History and Textile Museum.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 (Snow Date 1/19/20) at 2:00 pm at The Vernon Historical Society, 734 Hartford Tpke. in Vernon, CT.The public is invited. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or questions, please call the Vernon Historical Society at 860-875-4326 or email us at vernonhs@sbcglobal.net.

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Finding Aids for selected VHS collections included
in Connecticut Archives Online Database.
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These organizations help the Society by placing business card ads in our newsletter. The VHS thanks these businesses and organizations for their support.