Located at 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd. near downtown Vernon, the 125+ year old Caetani Centre is a 6,000 sq. ft. designated heritage home, situated on 1.3 acres of land on Lower East Hill. The house and grounds are owned by the City of Vernon, and operated by the Caetani Cultural Centre Society as a registered not-for-profit charitable organization.
The Caetani house main floor is now open to the public as a museum, available for tours for those wishing to learn more about the intriguing story of the Caetani family, descendents of Italian royalty who immigrated to Vernon in 1921. Visitors can see the family’s vast collection of art, heirlooms, 1920s haute couture, home movies/photos, and Sveva Caetai’s masterful Recapitulation series of large-format watercolor that recall her life’s story.
Home to an artist and writers-in-residence program, the Caetani Centre is also the site of ongoing events such as the annual Caetani Splash Garden party and art auction fundraiser, the Caetani Summer Music Festival, and the ever-popular Haunted Halloween Tours.
More information is available at www.caetani.org