Vernon Events

This is a listing of upcoming events in the area sponsored by our Vernon Volunteer Organizations as well as other Vernon events of general interest.

Details of many of the events can be found on our Making Vernon Special MeetUp Page. The ‘Learn more’ link will take you to the event listing.

Public events are slow to return as groups are still being very cautious. The Town of Vernon now has a town wide Calendar of Events so also check that for activity. Go to Vernon Calendar.


7 (Thu.) – The Friends of the Rockville Public Library hosts DAN HAYDEN from the Civil War Museum in Vernon will speak to us about the history of the museum. 12 p.m. at Rockville Public Library.

9 (Sat.) – ‘The Fitch Home for Soldiers – First Vets Home in the Nation’ with DAVE PELLAND at the New England Civil War Museum. 1 p.m. Free.

11 (Mon.) – Vernon Volunteers’ Cooperative Participants Meeting, 9 a.m.

17 (Sun.) – The Vernon Historical Society’s ‘Walking Tour of Rockville’s Maxwell Mansion’ led by JEAN LUDDY and GREG GUNN who will guide us through the former Maxwell Mansion (now the Elks’ Lodge) designed by renowned American Architect Charles Platt. You’ll be pleased to see many of the original architectural elements, from mammoth marble baths to a room with its original tooled leather walls—and many more secrets. 2 p.m.

23 (Sat.) – ‘Burnside: Fact or Fiction?’ with ROB GRANDCHAMP at the New England Civil War Museum. 1 p.m. Free.


4 (Thu.) – “The Story of the Submarine H.L Hunley” with PHIL VITEILLO at the New England Civil War Museum. 7:30 p.m. Free.

13 (Sat.) – The Vernon Historical Society’s ‘Behind the Scenes at the Rockville Library.’ JEAN LUDDY will lead us through the years and through the stacks at the Rockville Public Library—another gorgeous building with so many stories. From walnut and oak panels and glass floors to extensive marble, the building reeks of history, not only of Rockville, but of public libraries. 10 a.m.

27 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s Spring Concert ‘The Emerald Isle’ will be held at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 7:30 p.m. Learn more.


TBD (Sat.) – Civil War Day Camp at the Strong Family Farm. For children ages 8 to 13. 9:30 to 2:30. $10.

11 (Sat.) – The Vernon Historical Society’s ‘Touring Rockville.’ BOB HURD, architect and historic preservation authority, will lead us through first in a series of walking tours of Rockville, which was one of the wealthiest small cities in the United States during the latter part of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Hear about the many significant buildings and the many which were lost to ‘redevelopment’ in the 1960’s. Difficulty level: Average 2 p.m.

19 (Sun.) – Strong Farm 11th Annual 5k Chicken Run – More than a road race this is the first outdoor family event of the season. Events for kids (8:30 a.m.) and adults (9 a.m.).


1 (Sat.) – The Vernon Chorale’s June concert, ‘A Choral Tapestry’ will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7:30 p.m. Learn more..

8 (Sat.) – Strong Farm Junk in the Trunk Tag Sale

9 (Sun.) – The Vernon Historical Society’s ‘Tracing Your Genealogy.’ DIANE LEMAY will present a program at the Historical Society for members and non-members on the various tools available to someone looking to find their ancestral “roots’” with locally or on the larger stage. The program is geared to those in the early stages, or just beginning their research. 2 p.m.

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