Special Fund Raiser!    Thanks to everyone who purchased a Community Bag during the month of May.  We raised almost $100! The Society can still benefit from the program. When you purchase a Community Bag, please fill out the attached form and select the Vernon Historical Society instead of the default group as your choice the for the donation. The offer is available only at the Stop & Shop at 10 Pitkin Road, Vernon. Thanks for your continued support of the Society and it mission.

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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The Vernon History Society's Museum will not be open on Thursday in honor of the Fourth of July.

Upcoming Events

September Program

"The Longview Express" 
More to follow.

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.