Now Available: 2012 Historic Vienna Ornament By Rachel Peden

Any discussion of Historic Vienna, Inc. and the Freeman Store and Museum eventually leads back to our special association with the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.  Leon Freeman, owner and operator of the Freeman Store, founded the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, Fairfax’s first, in 1903.  The department’s original chemical pumper, once kept under a porch at the Freeman Store, can still be seen at the VVFD’s headquarters on Center Street, and a plaque commemorating Mr. Freeman’s role is installed at the side entrance to the Freeman Store.

This proud history and special relationship is celebrated with our 2012 Rachel A. Peden hand-painted ornament:  The 1946 antique fire engine belonging to the VVFD.  Vienna residents are familiar with the charming and unique apparatus, as it appears in parades and other special events and is always met with smiles.  Our ornament has moveable wheels, a hose rack on top and “Vienna V.F.D. No. 7” hand-painted on the side.

The Antique Fire Truck will be priced at $19.50, joining the popular series of Vienna buildings and the Red Caboose in our series.  All are available exclusively at the Freeman Store.  The ornament is available now!

1946 Vienna Fire Truck

Used Book Treasures Still On Sale at the Freeman Store!

Treasures left over from our annual used book sale are now offered for sale year-round in the Freeman Store!  There are many unique books to choose from and all are reasonably priced, well below the cost of buying them online or at other used book sellers.

The sale of these books and every sale in our store helps to provide Historic Vienna the funds we need to serve our community in the best ways that we can.

If you have any book treasures to donate in advance of our annual book sale in June, please call David Shelby at (703) 938-0603 so that we can determine if they can be offered for sale in our store.  Every donation to Historic Vienna is tax deductible.

As always, we thank you all for your support!

Local History Books For Sale at the Freeman Store

Historic Vienna offers a wide selection of books on local history! The perfect gift for the history buff in your family. Stop by the Freeman Store to check them out!

Edward F. Williams III Civil War Trivia $7.99
James Campi Jr Civil War Battlefields – Then and Now $14.95
Legacy Civil War Chronicle (150th Anniversary) $26.95
Robert W Pelton Civil War Period Cookery $13.95
Workman Publishing Fandex Civil War $10.95
Trevor Owens Fairfax County Postcard History Series $21.99
Kathleen Bartoloni-Tauzon For Fear Of An Elective King $29.95
Barbara Spann Carlby $15.00
John Terry Chase Gum Springs – The Triumph of a Black Community $10.00
William Connery Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 $19.99
William Connery Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern VA $19.99
Jill Decker Family Spirit $12.95
Joanne Weismann Deitch Woman’s Suffrage $11.00
Robert Dorr and Thomas Jones Hell Hawks $19.95
Robert Dorr Mission to Berlin $19.95
Kevin Dougherty Encyclopedia of Confederacy $34.95
D’Anne A Evans Wakefield Chapel $8.00
Fairfax County History Commission/Sweig A Fairfax Friendship – The Complete Correspondence Between George Washington and Bryan Fairfax 1754-1799 $16.00
Fairfax Courthouse/Donald Sweig Registration of Free Negroes $30.00
Mary Fishback Northern Virginia’s Equestrian Heritage $21.99
Fairfax County/Paula Elsay Stone Ground – A history of Union Mills $30.00
Anne Frobel Civil War Diary of Anne Frobel $25.00
Cordelia Grantham Sansome Journey To Bloomfield $$24.95
Bradley Gottfried The Maps of Bull Run $34.95
John Grafton The Civil War Concise History and Picture Sourcebook $14.95
David Guillaudeu Images of Rail W&OD $21.99
Don Hakenson This Forgotten Land paperback – A Tour of Civil War Sites $25.00
Don Hakenson This Forgotten Land II Biographical Sketches of Confederate Veterens buried in Alexandria $30.00
Noel Garraux Harrison City of Canvas Russell A. Alger and The Spanish American War $$30.00
Herbert H Harwood Rails to the Blue Ridge/WO&D/1847-1968 $21.95
Paul Herbert God Knows All Your Names – Stories In American History ?
Carole Herrick Hickory Hill McLean, Virginia – A Biography of a House and All Who Lived There $25.00
Carole Herrick Ambitious Failure Chain Bridge The First Bridge Across the Potomac River $29.95
Carole Herrick Yesterday l –  100 recollections of McLean And Great Falls VA $40.00
Carole Herrick Yesterday II – Additional Recollections of McLean and Great Falls VA $35.00
Mary Kelly Mary Kelly’s Diary 1861-1864 $5.00
Kilmer, Kenton and Sweig Fairfax Family in Fairfax County $25.00
Lt Col Jay Lacklen Flying The Line – An Air Force Pilot’s Journey Vietnam 1970-1979 $19.95
Lt Col Jay Lacklen Hunter Mill Road Civil War Self-Guided Tour $15.00
Hunter Mill Defence League/James Lewis DVD Danger Between the Lines $16.00
Hunter Mill Defence League/James Lewis Forgotten Roads of the Hunter Mill Road Corridor $14.00
Hunter Mill Defence League/James Lewis/Brian McEnamy Sunstroke & Ankle Deep Mud $16.00
Hunter Mill Defence League  Brian Anthony and James Lewis A Self Guided Driving Tour: Sunstroke & Ankle-Deep Mud $16.00
Charles Mauro Herndon – A History in Images $19.99
Charles Mauro The Civil War In Fairfax County – Civilians and Soldiers $21.99
Charles Mauro Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) $16.95
Charles Miller Historic Cemeteries $21.99
Charles A. Mills Historic Cemeteries of Northern Virginia $21.99
Ross and Nan Netherton Green Spring Farm Fairfax County Va $10.00
Ross and Nan Netherton Memories of Beautiful Burke Virginia $20.00
Ross and Nan Netherton In the Path of History $25.00
Netherton and Netherton Preservation of History in Fairfax County $12.00
Trevor Owens Fairfax County – Postcard History Series $21.99
Martin Petersilia and Russell Wright Hope Park and The Hope Park Mill $34.00
Donald Senese George Mason and The Legacy of Constitutional Liberty $17.00
Vincent Sutphin Nothing Remain the Same $20.00
Petersilia/Wright Hope Park and The Hope Park Mill $34.00
Robert Plumb Your Brother in Arms – Union Soldier’s Odyssey $35.00
Charles Poland Jr Dunbarton Drainsville Va $18.00
Diane N Rafuse Maplewood Fairfax County VA $10.00
Whitney Rhodes This Was Virginia 1900-1927 $10.00
Whitney Rhodes Images of America Fairfax $21.99
Dr. Donald J. Senese George Mason and The Legacy Of Constitutional Liberty $17.00
Brian Smith The First 60 Years of Vienna Little League $30.00
Richard Stephenson The Cartography of Northern Va $25.00
Doris Stevens Jailed For Freedom $12.95
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This Was Vienn PAPERBACK $45.00
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This was Vienna – HARDBACK $60.00
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This was Virginia 1900-1927 $37.50
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This was Tysons Corner $29.95
Connie and Mayo Stuntz A View of Falls Church, Virginia 1881-1889 $30.00
Vincent D. Sutphin Nothing Remains The Same – Jermantown, Legato, Pender, and Waples Mill during the 1920’s and 1930’s In Fairfax County, Virginia $20.00
Chuck Thompson World War II Sites European Theatre $19.95
W&OD Railroad Regional Park WO&D Trail Guide $8.00
? Annandale, VA, A Brief History (gifted) ?
? Fairfax County Stories (gifted) ?

Ayr Hill Garden Club Holiday Decorations at the Freeman Store!

You can really feel the spirit of Christmas when you visit the Freeman Store and see all of the lovely decorations and greens throughout the building.  The Little Library has received the same special treatment. This tradition of decorating the Freeman House, which is now our town’s historic landmark, has been going on for many years.

Thanks so very much to all who supported Historic Vienna during the past year.  We could not have succeeded in our mission without you!

Please remember that our store and museum is closed during January and February each year and open by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (703) 938-5187.