Society President Jessi Paladini

Vernon Township Historical Society

Founded in 1970, the Vernon Township Historical Society has been instrumental in the preservation and protection of many historic sites, archives, and other resources. The Society currently consists of a 10-member Board of Trustees, a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, curator, and membership. The Society meets once a month on the third Friday at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Center on Church Street in the municipal building. The public is invited to attend and is encouraged to join the society.

The Society is also instrumental in preserving and protecting historical sites. Vernon Township has two sites that are listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, both of which the Society was instrumental in nominating and preserving.

The Society maintained an office in the Vernon Township Municipal Building on Church Street in Vernon from the late 1980s until January 2012 when it moved into its new headquarters at 293 Route 94 in Vernon, New Jersey. The public may view the Society’s archives the first Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. The Society also maintains the one-room schoolhouse on Price’s Switch Road in Vernon and sponsors educational programs there and in Vernon Township Schools. Our Barrett House Museum is now closed to the public as the building is not suitable for housing sensitive archives.

Our Education Committee, consisting of Fran Boltz, Jessi Paladini, Nancy Adam, and Dick Wetzel, goes into township schools for special presentations and also upon special request of the schools. Each spring, the Society does a hands-on archaeology program for township eighth-graders and in August a hands-on program at the one-room Price’s Switch Schoolhouse. All of our members are volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation of our historic and cultural resources and in educating the public on Vernon Township’s history.

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About Us

Vernon Township

Historical Society

P.O. Box 387

Vernon, NJ 07462


Society Meetings

Every third Friday

of the month

Senior Citizen Center

Vernon Municipal Building

21 Church Street

Vernon, NJ 07462

7 p.m.

There are no meetings in November and December.


President - Jessi Paladini

Vice President - Shirley Baldwin

Treasurer - Nancy Adam

Secretary - Linda Winters

Board of Trustees

Nancy Adam

Shirley Baldwin

Richard Carson

Emilie Dupont

Doreen Edwards

Brian Lynch

Victor Marotta

Therese McClachrie

Jessi Paladini

Lisaann Permunian

Honorary Trustee

Ronald J. Dupont Jr.

Society Headquarters and Museum

293 Route 94

P.O. Box 387

Vernon, NJ 07462

Our headquarters at 293 Route 94 is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month from 1-4 p.m. and is always open by appointment.

Barrett House

174 Barrett Road

Highland Lakes, NJ 07422

One-Room Schoolhouse

Price’s Switch Road