Historical Society

Take a trip into the past with a visit to the Vernon Historical Museum.

The Vernon historical effort began in September 1998 with the purpose of collecting, preserving, and displaying the artifacts, photographs and documents unique to Vernon.  These items are representative of the people, places, events and lifestyle of Vernon and surrounding community. The group started with eighteen like-minded citizens in an effort to preserve artifacts unique to the area and to educate the public about the legacy and history of their community.  The best way to check out the Vernon Historical Museum (VHMS) is with a visit to the facility located within Vernon City Hall located at Yellow Jacket Drive (formerly Vernon High School).  

The Vernon Historical Museum is open on Wednesdays from 10AM CST – 2PM CST
Monthly Membership Meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of every Month at 2PM CST
Memorabilia  of the original Washington County Courthouse located in Vernon
Farm and machines, used by early settlers
Holmes Creek ferries and early wood bridges
Household items to include a kitchen exhibition
Early settlers and their families
Industry in early and mid-20th century
Wall of Fame
Old Vernon High School collection to include most yearbooks
Genealogy collection

Images are courtesy of Mary Cathrin May, Faye Middleton, and Erik Robinson taken from the publication “The Heart of Old Vernon” .