A look back

| 15 Feb 2012 | 11:18

Group talks about Vernon's past; invites residents to share photos and memories Vernon — “Those were the Days,” a panel discussion by local residents about life in Vernon more than 50 years ago, will be held Sunday, Jan. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is presented by the Vernon Historical Society. Fifty years ago, there was no Playboy Hotel or Vernon Valley Recreation. Farms with dairy cows dotted the landscape and children learned in one-room schoolhouses. Vernon was a rural agrarian community from before the turn of the 20th century and into the 1950s and 1960s. Residents are invited to add to the discussion with their own stories of the township and to bring their memories and photographs to share with everyone and to document Vernon's historical archive. People can use the Historical Society's scanner to scan your photographs that will be added to its collection and people can provide documentation along with comments for Vernon Township’s archives. In addition, an electronic presentation will be created for current and future use. The free program is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held in the Vernon Senior Center, located downstairs in the Municipal Building on 21 Church St. For information, call Carol Kadish at 973-764-4671