The Freeman Store & Museum – Open Hours
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Shop our Used Book Cellar located in the basement of the Store
Click here to learn about our Used Book Cellar including how you can make a donation.
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Vienna’s African American Trailblazers
The African American community has had a long, involved, and storied history in Vienna enriching our community. The life and work of key African American residents is featured in a new exhibit at the Freeman Store & Museum. Click here to learn more.
Treasures from the Freeman Store’s Permanent Collection
Discover interesting artifacts that are in our permanent collection and the stories they tell about Vienna. This exhibit will be available this summer.
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Liberty Amendments Month June-July 2022
The Town of Vienna’s second annual Liberty Amendments Month (LAM) will start on June 18 and run through July 19, 2022. Each week focuses on one of the Constitutional amendments that extends rights and liberties to U.S. citizens who originally were excluded from the Constitution.
A celebration of the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments, will kick off in Vienna with an educational event that will offer thoughtful reflection on the liberties assured by these four amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Each week one of the four liberty amendments will be celebrated with contests, entertainment, lectures, performances, classes, themed restaurant specials, art exhibits, films, shows, walks, and more. Some events will be live in-person and some will be virtual.
Please visit the Town of Vienna’s website for a full CALENDAR OF EVENTS.
A Museum Exhibit of each Amendment will be on display at the Freeman Store & Museum for 1 week allowing for all 4 Amendments to be viewed. You can also visit the Vienna Community Center where they will be cumulatively displayed.
To view the African American Historic Sites Tour of Vienna please click here.
Each Amendment will feature a Flash Card Quiz which will be scattered on the Freeman Store grounds and at the Vienna Community Center. Look for garden flags with interesting Q&As.
The Liberty Amendments Learning Tours are educational yard signs that can be found all around Town.
Listen to RIDE & SHINE’s video about the 4 liberty amendments being celebrated in Vienna!
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Our 3-block Walking Tour of Church Street is now available online! Click here to access the tour.
Take a tour of the Historic Sites in Vienna. Click here to access the tour.
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Free Little Lending Libraries in Vienna
There’s been a resurgence of interest in little free libraries in our area. A little free library is a “take a book leave a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books in a home’s front yard or public location. We have one located in front of our very own Little Library Museum (located on Mill Street). With access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds, anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.
Little Libraries inspire readers and strengthen communities.
- 92% of people say their neighborhood feels like a friendlier place because of a Little Free Library.
- 3 out of 4 people report they’ve read a book they normally would not have read because of a Little Free Library.
- 73% of people say they’ve met more neighbors because of a Little Free Library.
The Town of Vienna has dozens of free little libraries scattered throughout our neighborhoods. Each one is charming and unique. If you’d like to visit any, or all, of them please click here for a list of all registered boxes in Vienna by zip code. If you’re interested in knowing where one is located in another locality visit https://littlefreelibrary.org/
Note: Not all little free libraries are officially registered. Many exist without this designation.
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Read our latest HVINK newsletter
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View our 2022 CALENDAR for a list of events offered by Historic Vienna, Inc. Please note: Some events in 2022 are virtual. Dates and events are subject to change.
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