WELCOME

Open Hours For The Freeman Store & Museum 

The Freeman Store & Museum and Used Book Cellar return to our regular open schedule.  OPEN Wednesday through Sunday 12-4pm  with some Covid safety procedures still in effectFor the well being of our staff, volunteers, customers and out of state visitors we ask that you please wear a mask when you visit us.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.  Thank you!
 
MASKS are required for all ages 2+ regardless of vaccination status.  We ask that you pay with Credit Card or Apple Pay only at this time (any cash must be exact).
 

Email us at historicviennava@gmail.com with any questions about the Store, to request a tour of the museum exhibits, if you want to make a purchase, or have a donation of used books.

 
You can also stay connected with us on Instagram @FreemanStore_Museum or our Facebook group Historic Vienna- Freeman Store and Museum
 
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Our 3-block Walking Tour of Church Street is now available online!  It is often assumed that Maple Avenue has always been Vienna’s Main Street, however that honor belongs to Church Street, so named because at one point there were four churches along its full length.  Church Street was originally lined with a variety of stores and businesses, much as it is today.

Explore Church Street and learn about the many sites and businesses that came years before the Church Street that we enjoy today.  Click here to begin the tour.

 

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Take a tour of the Historic Sites in Vienna.  This map identifies historic locations in and around the Town of Vienna.  The locations identified in their description with HR appear on the Town’s Register of Historic Sites. Those designated HL are other historic locations in the area.  The private homes on the map are not open to the public.

Click here to begin the tour.

 

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Visit the Used Book Cellar at the Freeman Store & Museum 

Looking for a quality used book selection at affordable prices? Shop our Used Book Cellar located in the basement of the Freeman Store & Museum (open Wed-Sun 12-4pm).
We have a large variety of:  fiction, biography & memoir, history, classics, cooking, travel, art, gardening, and a large collection of children’s books for all young ages.

Our prices range from $1 to $3 with some items a little bit more and some a little less.

We welcome your generous donations, with a few exceptions:

Please NO:

Textbooks

Bibles | Religious workbooks

Business & Management

Dictionaries | Encyclopedias | Magazines

Romance Novels

Games | Toys

VHS | Cassette | CD & DVD

 

We prefer donations Monday thru Friday.  Donated books can be brought into the Freeman Store, 131 Church St. NE, during open store hours (open Wed-Sun 12-4pm) or left on our front porch when we are closed. 

Donations must be boxed or in sturdy bags.  Please avoid packing heavy boxes

If you have more than 3 boxes, please email us at historicviennava@gmail.com to schedule a drop off.

Receipts for tax purposes available upon request. 

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Historic Vienna, Inc. has a NEW QUESTIONNAIRE to capture your Covid experiences in the Vienna community.
2021 Questionnaire Covid-19 Survey

 

Your input is so important to us now and to those who follow us in the years to come. Please take 10 minutes of your time to complete this questionnaire.  Use the button link to fill out our quick 2021 SurveyMonkey questionnaire.  And please continue to share your Covid story with us.  Submissions can be made by emailing hvioralhistory@gmail.com or visiting our Covid Stories page.  Thank you!

Learn how Vienna restaurants, businesses parents & students navigated through the pandemic. What they did and what they learned.

Vienna's Reaction to Covid Pandemic

 

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.    

Stories from The Vienna Community’s Reaction to the Covid Pandemic

Covid Announcement Flyer

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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 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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Please support Historic Vienna Inc. using Amazonsmile !

Amazon Smile LINK

When you purchase any eligible item on Amazon, 0.5% of the item price is donated to our 501c3 Non-profit organization.  Thank you!

 

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