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.

Book Sale Coming Soon

The Society's annual used Book Sale returns! Check the Book Sale information page for work days and sale days.

Don't forget to bring in your books, films and audio books. More information on the Book Sale page.

World War I Exhibit Opened on Saturday, June 10th.

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

March Program: Sunday, March 4th  2018 at 2pm
(Snow Date-Sunday, March 11th)

"Engineering Victory-How Technology Won the Civil War" presented by Thomas Army 

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Programs for 2018

May 20th – “The Tobacco Farming Industry in Connecticut” presented by Brianna Dunlap, former Director of the Connecticut Tobacco Museum in Windsor.
September 23rd (weather date of 9/30)  "The Tolland County Childrens' Home" presented by Cheryl and Christopher Klemmer who have been researching all the county homes for children in Connecticut.

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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.