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Liberty Amendments Month Celebration
A celebration of the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments, which extended rights to those who had previously been excluded from full participation, Liberty Amendments Month is the brainchild of Town Manager Mercury Payton, who during this past summer of discourse and strife, sought a way to bring us together and to find common ground. “We all can celebrate these amendments that ensure rights and liberties for each of us,” he says.
Liberty Amendments Month, which will start on June 19, 2021 (Juneteenth) and run through July 19, has been officially recognized by the commonwealth of Virginia, having been adopted this year by the General Assembly. Liberty Amendments Day, July 19, has been recognized as an official 2021 Town holiday.
In Vienna, Liberty Amendments Month will kick off with an educational event that will offer thoughtful reflection on the liberties assured by these four amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The celebration will culminate with a multicultural festival featuring food, drinks, crafts, and entertainment from around the world on July 17. In between those dates is where community organizations step in. Each week between June 19 and July 19, 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 website for more information on this celebration.
Liberty Amendments Month Celebration by Week:
6/19 – 6/25 Emancipation: #13
6/26 – 7/2 Equality: citizens’ rights and equal protection #14
7/3 – 7/9 Voting: all men vote #15
7/10 – 7/16 Voting: all women vote #19
7/17 Multicultural closing celebrations
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Everyone has a Covid Pandemic experience and story. Will you share yours with us?
Covid-19 Experience Archive
We have completed our 2020 Covid-19 survey and would like to thank everyone who participated. Please click to view the presentation of the results or the full report. It is so important for HVI to accurately capture this point in time for future reflection.
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Free Little Libraries
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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View our 2021 CALENDAR for a list of events offered by Historic Vienna, Inc. Please note: Some events in 2021 are virtual and some are Covid-dependent. Dates and events are subject to change.
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