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.
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Date: Monday, December 2
Location: 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
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!
Date: September 17
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 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.”
Regular attendees of our annual Antiques Appraisal event will be pleased to know that Mrs. Josephine Thrasher has returned to her full schedule and would welcome hearing from well-wishers. Should you wish to contact her, please contact Board Member Sarah Jane Brady at 1SJBrady@gmail.com.
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!