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!

2016 Book Sale volunteers: Thank you for your help!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who sorted, set up, sold, consolidated and just plain helped to make the 2016 Used Book Sale a great success. Every volunteer hour counted and we could not do it without all of you.  Wonderful that American Legion Post was able to host us in a grand fashion this year and provided an excellent facility and food and drinks for sale.  Free coffee was quite helpful for the early morning shifts!

Proceeds from the sale help pay for the maintenance of HVI’s collections, mounting of exhibits, printing of HVInk and other publications and brochures, administrative costs such as stationary and postage, and insurance on the contents of the Freeman Store.

Our Oertel painting been successfully restored!

Johannes Adam Simon Oertel’s painting “The Raid” is an important piece of art in the Freeman Store and Museum’s collection.  It has recently been professionally restored to its former glory!

We are seeking donations to help offset the cost for the excellent restoration of this fine work of art.  Please call the Freeman Store at (703) 938-5187 if you are interested in making a tax exempt donation to this effort.

Photograph of “The Raid” painting by Johannes Oertel pre-restoration:

The Raid by Oertel

 

2016 HVI Book Sale News!

Speaking of volunteers…thank you, Book Sale Workers!

We moved, you followed.  Changing the location of our annual Used Book Sale from the Community Center to the American Legion on Center Street N in 2016 was challenging and successful!  Would our loyal customers once again follow and support our major annual fundraiser?   The answers is yes, we had great volunteers and customers all three days.,   Thank you!

And our volunteers stepped in, as always, sorting books, setting up and taking down tables and signage, serving as cashiers, consolidators, helpers of all sorts.

Proceeds from the sale help pay for the maintenance of HVI’s collections, mounting of exhibits, printing of HVInk and other publications and brochures, administrative costs such as stationary and postage, and insurance on the contents of the Freeman Store.

Our Friday night Historic Vienna Inc. Members Only Preview SALE was successful again with many happy customers leaving with loads of books.

The 2017 Used Book Sale location and date has not yet been determined.  More to follow!

Historic Vienna Volunteers Needed!

Historic Vienna welcomes and treasures volunteers to work one time, regularly, or for special events. It is a great way to meet new people and have fun while providing a very valuable service to your organization.  Please take a moment and browse the many events and activities where we need volunteers from the list below.  If you have some time to devote, we would love to hear from you.  You can specify when, where and how much time you are willing to give.   Thanks so much for considering this–we need your help to continue to thrive!

Please consider the following opportunities for you to help our group provide quality programs and services to our community:

  • Freeman House Tours, including tours of the library and store
  • Little Library – usually open once a month on Sunday afternoons
  • Book sorting for our annual book sale – Saturday mornings in May and early June
  • Book Sale – June 8 through June 10, 2012
  • Walk on the Hill
  • Special events ( reenactments, performances on the lawn, Santa Claus visits, Viva Vienna, Stroll on Church Street, Easter Egg Roll etc.)

For more information, please call (703) 938-5187.

No more book collecting for our Book Sale this weekend!

We have received a massive amount of fine quality books and we thank you so very much for your donations.  Please do not drop off any more books at the Freeman Store as we have all that we need! If you have books that you would like to donate, we hope you’ll set them aside for when we begin collecting for the next sale. Thank you!

Historic Vienna Used Book Sale at the Vienna Community Center

Date: June 8 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) and June 9 (12:00-5:00 PM)
Location: Town of Vienna Community Center

Historic Vienna, Inc. is still collecting books for our largest fund-raiser, the Annual Used Book Sale. Don’t forget to donate your gently read volumes and mark your calendar for June 8 and 9!

This year the sale will be held at the Town of Vienna Community Center on Saturday, June 8 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM and Sunday, June 9 from 12:00-5:00 PM.  Your tax-deductible donations may be brought in to the Freeman Store at any time during store hours – Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00-4:00 PM, or left on the front porch at any time.

As usual, the sale will feature a wide variety of excellent quality hardbacks and paperbacks in many categories – fiction, biography, science, history, cookbooks, gardening, the arts and many others plus the always fabulous collection of children’s books. If you have a few hours to help with sorting, please call us at (703) 938-5187 for a schedule!

 

Please take advantage of this opportunity to help our organization by giving us your wonderful books to sell at reasonable prices back to our community.  If you have any collectable or fine quality books, those help us a great deal and are popular sale items in our Treasures Section. When dropping off books if it is necessary for you to do so when rain is in the forecast, please insure that plastic is used to protect your donations as the porch is not always a dry place. Thank you for your donations and we hope to see you at the sale.  Please contact Historic Vienna if you would like to help us out.

We ask that you please refrain from leaving encyclopedias, textbooks or magazines of any kind (even if you remember the class fondly or think that the magazines are special interest) and “Reader’s Digest” type condensed books. These simply don’t sell and our volunteers must move them, sort them, move them again and, ultimately throw them away. Over the years, we have tried and tried to find homes for these types of publications but we have discovered that they just aren’t right for our book sale. You’ll help us more by choosing to donate them elsewhere!

Questions? Call us at (703) 938-5187.

Historic Vienna’s Used Book Sale is back for 2012!

Historic Vienna, Inc. will hold our annual Used Book Sale on Saturday, June 9  from 9 to 4 and Sunday, June 10 from 12 to 5 pm on the side lawn of the Freeman House, 131 Church Street, NE.  The sale includes thousands of books in many categories, including fiction, biography, travel, cookbooks, classics, how-to, history, and many more.  There is a large selection of children’s books.

Books are priced at $1.00 for any paperback and $2.00 for any hard cover, with children’s books and “treasures” priced separately.  All proceeds of the sale benefit the programs of Historic Vienna, Inc.

Historic Vienna, Inc. is collecting books starting May 1st for our fund raiser, the Used Book Sale (Sat June 9 and Sun June 10).  Donations are tax deductible and may be brought in to the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street NE from 12 to 4 Monday thru Friday or left on the front porch at any time.   Please don’t leave encyclopedias, textbooks or magazines of any “Reader’s Digest” type books.  These simply don’t sell yet create lots of extra work for volunteers.

Books may be brought to the Freeman Store during open hours (and you may get a receipt) or left on the porch at any time. For questions or information, give us a call at (703) 938-5187.

Thank you for your donations and we hope to see you at the sale!