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.

Connecticut Open House Day - June 9, 2018
Paul Margelony and his collection of vintage tools will be on display. Due to construction at the Society's museum,  this exhibit will be in a booth at the Strong Family Farm 274 West Street, Vernon, Connecticut.
Stop by to see antique tools and learn their uses.


World War I Exhibit

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

For Book Sale Dates and Times-  Click Here

May Program- May 20th

"Connecticut Valley Tobacco" presented by Brianna Dunlap, former Director of the Connecticut Tobacco Museum in Windsor.
tobacco barn

Programs for 2018 September 23rd

"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.