EVENT COMPLETE!! Flint Hill Cemetery Tour by Historian Jim Lewis

Time: 10:00 AM
Date: Saturday, September 13

Location: Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton

Local historian Jim Lewis will lead a tour of historic Flint Hill Cemetery in Oakton on Saturday, September 13 at 10 am.  He will share interesting aspects of the cemetery, including  stories of prominent Vienna residents and some of the 27 Civil War era military veterans, 4 of them Mosby’s Rangers, who are interred there.  Sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc., free and open to the public, no reservations required.  Meet at Flint Hill Cemetery at the corner of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Courthouse Road, next to the Church of the Brethren.  For information call 703 994 9054.

The Church Street Holiday Stroll is back!

Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Monday, December 2
Church Street

The Annual Church Street Holiday Stroll will take place on Monday, December 2, from 6 to 9 pm on Vienna’s Historic Church Street.  Church Street closes at 5:45 PM.  Santa will arrive via fire truck at 6:15 and help the Mayor light the tree at 6:20 PM, there will be musical performances on the stage and strolling singers along the street. Historic structures including the Freeman House, Little Library, Vienna Presbyterian’s Old Chapel, the Knights of Columbus (formerly 1st Baptist), the Caboose and the Train Station will be open.  There will be a petting zoo, supervised bonfires with marshmallows to roast, hot chocolate, shopping and  Coldwell Banker will sponsor a Toys For Tots collection. The event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc., the Town’s Department of Parks & Rec and Church Street merchants.  Church Street Merchants will be open.

For more information call (703) 938-5187.

Click link below to download Church Street Stroll Flyer!

Church St. Stroll 2013

“Mission To Tokyo”: A WWII Lecture by Robert F. Dorr

Date: September 17
Time: 7:30 PM
Vienna Town Hall (127 Center Street S, Vienna, VA 22180)

Join Historic Vienna for Robert F. Door’s lecture relating to his latest book, Mission To Tokyo.

Historic Vienna, Inc. is sponsoring a lecture by USAF veteran, retired diplomat and author Robert F. Dorr.  On Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 in the Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall, Mr. Dorr will discuss his latest book, “Mission To Tokyo,” the story of the American airmen, ground crews and escorts who flew long-range bombing missions during the final months of World War II.  Mr. Dorr’s presentation is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (703) 938-5187.

About Mission to Tokyo:

Mission To Tokyo takes the reader on a World War II strategic bombing mission from an airfield on the western Pacific island of Tinian to Tokyo and back. Told in the veterans’ words, Mission To Tokyo is a narrative of every aspect of long range bombing, including pilots and other aircrew, ground crew, and escort fighters that accompanied the heavy bombers on their perilous mission.

Join author Robert F. Dorr for a lecture and discussion about the experiences of American airmen, mostly B-29 Superfortress bomber crews, in the final months of the war against Japan, including the March 9-10, 1945 firebomb Mission to Tokyo. This discussion will cover the events of that era and tells how they provide lessons for today. This is a Stephen Ambrose-style history tale that one critic called “’Band of Brothers’ with planes.”