Historic Vienna, inc. would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their support during 2013 & 2014:
· Boy Scout troop #152 for their invaluable assistance during the used book sale
· Rotary Club of Vienna for their generous financial support from the proceeds of Viva!Vienna!
· David Lanphear for assistance with the Christmas tree and Holiday decorations
· Optimist Club of |Vienna for the beautiful Christmas tree
· The many members of Vienna’s music community who performed at the Walk on the Hill, the Church Street Holiday Stroll and other HVI events
· Northern Virginia Model Railroaders (train station), Optimist Club of Vienna (caboose), Knights of Columbus (original 1st baptist church) and Vienna Presbyterian (old chapel) for opening their doors during the stroll and other events
· All of the generous Vienna citizens and neighbors who loaned materials for our exhibits
· Kathy Tugendhat for her annual “stories and sprinklers” program for children at the little library and town green
· And all of the other volunteers who supported our events, meetings, programs and activities with their time and talents
Looking for another reason to become a member? Members of Historic Vienna, Inc. receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the Freeman Store!
You can find all of the information about our membership levels here.
It was only ten years ago that Historic Vienna, Inc. opened our first exhibit. It was a small collection of framed photographs and woodblock prints and we called it “Civil War Scenes and the Freeman Family History.” In the years since, our volunteers have mounted eight more exhibits, with topics as varied as the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, Vienna’s African American community, Jamestown’s 400th anniversary, World War II, the Civil War, Rails to Roads to Trails and the Country Store. We have added hand crafted display cases and expanded to mini-exhibits on such things as the War of 1812 and Vienna Woods. As each successive exhibit opens, we are not only grateful to the many history-loving and community-minded citizens who have entrusted us with the loan of their possessions, but also to the HVI volunteers who have spent hundreds of hours researching not only the factual history behind each exhibit topic, but also educating themselves in display techniques, contacting potential donors and supporters, and actually mounting the exhibits. Our Guest Books tell the story – visitors are finding us and are looking to HVI as a source for interesting, educational and challenging exhibits, right in their own backyard!