50th Anniversary Open House http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/ 50th Anniversary Open House Welcome Rosemary Willett, Gloria Miller, Jean Luddy and Barbara prepare to greet visitors and guests. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203429180 203429180 Good job Jim! Cheri Arzt congratulates President Jim Ashe on all the work done preparing for the Open House http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203429181 203429181 Welcoming the Mayor Municipal Historian Dr. Ardis Abbott greets Mayor Dan Champagne. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203429182 203429182 Master of Ceremonies President Jim Ashe introduces Mayor Champagne and other dignitaries. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203429183 203429183 Words from the Mayor Mayor Champagne extends his congratulations to the Society for the 50th anniversary. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203429184 203429184 Appreciation for service to the town Mayor Champagne commends President Jim Ashe for the work done by the Society to promote local history over the years. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428978 203428978 Representative from United Bank Funds for the Anniversary were provided by the United Bank who sent a representative with a display of vintage items from the Savings Bank of Rockville. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428979 203428979 Listening to the Speakers Assistant Museum Directory Carolyn Blouin pauses near the display tables. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428981 203428981 Beautiful Banquet Refreshments for the event came from the Country Butcher. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203429185 203429185 Taking a Break VHS volunteers Ellen Rowe and Kathy Sumislaski pose for a photo. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428980 203428980 Many People Came to Help Volunteers Jon Roe and Jean Merz stand by the popular Hats exhibit http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203438929 203438929 Display Board VHS Board member Cheri Azrt and husband Fred pause at the table where a poster board detailing the Society's missions is displayed http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428983 203428983 VHS Mission Display Board The Society collects and preserves artifacts from Vernon and Rockville. We also educate visitors and students about our local history. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203438928 203438928 VHS History This display board tell the history of the Society with information about the founders and the various homes of the organization http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203438927 203438927 VHS Publications table VHS Vice-President Tara Remillard and husband Norm show visitors the various publications produced by the Society http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428984 203428984 Table with Souvenirs from Local Merchants Lois Tonski and Pat Margelony stand at the table that displayed items given out by Rockville and Vernon merchants during the 20th century. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428985 203428985 Hats on Display Paul Margelony stands beside the exhibit of hats worn by local people for occupations or occasions http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203428986 203428986 "School Days" Deb Wilson and Steve O"Keefe show visitors items used in Vernon and Rockville schools. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203430100 203430100 "Found Around the House" Rosemary Willett, Paul and Pat Margelony covered the exhibit that included vintage items used in everyday life. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203430102 203430102 Tools from Schools A bell from a school in Rockville and a slate for writing were on display at the "School Days" table. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203430101 203430101 Bicentennial Quilt Karen Thibert stands by the quilt that her quilting group designed and made for the Bicentennial celebration in 1976. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203430104 203430104 Tools and Products from the Mills Ardis Abbott and Bob Hurd are ready to answer questions about objects used in textile production in the mills in Rockville. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203430105 203430105 VHS Board of Directors The Board of Directors welcomed everyone who attended the Celebration and hope to continue the work of the Society into the next decades. http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203430106 203430106 http://www.vernonhistoricalsoc.org/apps/photos/photo?photoID=203433657 203433657