Fall Membership Meeting: George Washington & the Title Controversy of 1789 – EVENT COMPLETE!

The Fall Membership Meeting of Historic Vienna, Inc., will be held on Thursday, November 6 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall, 127 Center Street South. There will be a brief business meeting, during which elections will be held for Board of Directors positions.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.

Our speaker for the evening will be Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon, who will discuss her newest book, “For Fear Of An Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789.”  In a day when harsh and even ugly rhetoric clashes with effusive, over-the-top praise in our daily political dialogue, it is somewhat strange to think that in the early days of our country, the Senate and House debated how to address the new President, considering over thirty titles.  What could easily be dismissed as a minor etiquette issue had far-reaching implications as the new Republic struggled with how to implement the details of the Constitution, the role of everyday people and Washington’s own deep understanding of the implications of the chosen title.  Not so simple a question as at first glance!

Dr. Bartoloni-Tuazon is a Visiting Scholar at the First Federal Congress Project and has extensively researched the Early National Period in American history. Her lecture is a must for students and for lovers of history.

Join us for Church Street Stroll!

Date: December 1
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Church Street

Program of Events:
Church Street closes at 5:45
Santa arrives at 6:15
Santa and Mayor light the tree at 6:20

Music at the Showmobile Stage:

  • Wolftrap Elementary Singers
  • Louise Archer Elementary Singers
  • Green Hedges School Jazz Ensemble
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church Revelation Ensemble
  • Fairfax Jubilaires
  • Vienna Community Band
  • Strolling
  • Vienna Falls Chorus of Sweet Adelines

Historic Structures will be open:

  • Freeman Store and Museum
  • Little Library
  • Caboose
  • Train Station
  • Knights of Columbus (formerly First Baptist)
  • Vienna Presbyterian’s Old Chapel

Other drop-in activities:

  • CHO Canned Food Collection (No expired food, please! Boxes Located by the Freeman Store Porch)
  • Supervised bonfires with marshmallows for roasting
  • Hot chocolate
  • Petting zoo

Co-Sponsors
Historic Vienna, Inc.
Merchants of Church Street
Town of Vienna Department of Parks & Recreation

Questions? Call us at (703) 938-5187!