Town and Village

Vernon Historians present historic photographic images of town on Oct. 22

VERNON — On Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:30 p.m., the Vernon Historians will present a program of photographic images at Vernon Union Church, 2631 Fort Bridgman Rd., illustrating the history of the area once known as Vernon Center.

The slides will include the Whithed Building, which served many functions in town until the 1950s; the "Tea House"; Central Park and the Central Park train stop; Bushnell's Museum; the ferry to New Hampshire; the original Church before a fire destroyed it; and many other interesting scenes.

Historians will share the collection of photographs along with brief stories about the places and people they depict, as well as the part those subjects have played in the town's history.

Vernon Union Church has beautiful stained glass windows, including a Tiffany, and historic architectural features. It is wheelchair-accessible.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. As always, admission is free, and refreshments will be served. At 2 p.m., immediately preceding the program, the Vernon Historians membership will hold its annual business meeting.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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