“Then and Now: Photographs of Our Town- Past and Present”, an exhibit that shows the changes to Vernon and Rockville over time, has been set up at the Vernon Collector of Revenue Office on Park Street in the Rockville section of Vernon. Assembled by VHS researchers, Carolyn Blouin and James Ashe, the exhibit features sets of historical and contemporary photos. Each set focuses on a location in town. Seen together the photographs illustrate how the place has changed over time. Mr. Ashe and Mrs. Blouin selected historic photographs and vintage postcards from the VHS collection. Then, they took contemporary photographs of the same site, trying to match the angle from which the original photograph was taken.
The exhibit in the Tax Office is the first in a series that will illuminate the changes that time and development have brought to our town. Set 1 contains images from Rockville. Later sets will include photographs from Vernon and Talcottville.
The exhibit can be viewed in the Collector of Revenue department on the first floor in the Town Hall Annex which is open Monday thru Wednesday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Thursday 8:30am to 7pm and Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm.