TWO Exhibits are OPEN at the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street NE. “The History of Agriculture in Vienna and Northern Virginia” tells the story of the evolution of local farming, from tobacco in the 18th century to wheat and more variety in the 19th. We were still well-known for our dairy farms and orchards in the first half of the 20th century. And did you know that a Vienna poultry farm provided all of the Eisenhower White House’s fresh eggs? The exhibit includes maps, photographs, and period artifacts. The new hallway exhibit is “The Road to Women’s Rights”, a series of exhibit modules describing the suffragist movement. Each module will be on display for six months through 2020. The Freeman Store is open Wednesday thru Sunday from 12 to 4 pm. For more information, call (703) 938-5187
This Was Vienna, Virginia – by Mayo & Connie Stuntz
The definitive book on Vienna’s history through the early 20th century, written by Connie and Mayo Stuntz. Newly reprinted hard copies and soft copies are available at the Freeman Store.
On Sunday, August 7, from 2-4:00 PM, longtime Vienna resident .
This Was Vienna, Virginia, written in 1987, is 384 pages long with 413 illustrations including photographs, maps, and sketches, presenting a detailed history of the Vienna area. From the early times of the Native Americans, land grants, and the 1742 Fairfax County Court House near Tysons Corner, the book chronicles the evolution of 14 Vienna area 18th and early 19th century plantations/farms and notes the origins of early roads and mills. Then more general chapters fall into place, covering early 19th century, the Civil War, post-Civil War, Vienna schools, doctors and churches, the 1890 incorporation of Vienna, and up through the first half of the 20th century. The book is a must-have for anyone interested in Vienna’s history, particularly those new to the greater Vienna area. The book is available in hardcover and paper-back versions from Historic Vienna, Inc. (the Freeman Store and Museum).
This 1987 legacy book is filled with nearly 400 pages of history, photos, maps and stories about the Town. Vienna’s history helps define the Town’s sense of place. For more information, call (703) 938-5187.