In 1997, the Board of Directors of Historic Vienna, Inc. contacted Rachael A. Peden of Farnham, VA, who, since 1972, has been creating a vast array of hand-made, hand-painted ornaments. The initial goal was to create an ornament for us depicting Vienna’s Little Library, and our collection has now grown to include 20 Peden ornaments of beautiful, historic buildings in Vienna.
These ornaments of historic Vienna properties are made by Ms. Peden in Farnham Virginia, and are sold exclusively at the Freeman Store & Museum. Beginning in 1997, and nearly every year since, each structure was carefully selected to become a Peden ornament and each wooden ornament is hand cut and hand painted. To date, a small village has been assembled representing our mission to preserve and promote Vienna’s history through a knowledge of its past. The ornament created in 2019, is the final ornament of this series and there are 20 in the complete set.
Here is a list of all the Peden ornaments we offer, including a photo of each.
Stop in for your Peden today and enjoy owning a unique symbol of Vienna.
1997 Little Library, 1897
1998 Freeman House, 1859
1999 Vienna Presbyterian Church, 1874
2000 Caboose, 1990
2001 Train Depot, 1861
2002 Vienna Inn, 1925
2003 Vienna Elementary School, 1923
2004 First Baptist Church, 1867
2008 Louise Archer Elementary School, 1939
2009 Bowman House, 1890
2010 Bouton’s Hall, 1894
2011 Town Hall, 1890
2012 Fire Engine, 1946
2013 Santa Claus
2014 Once Upon A Time, 1984
2015 Worthington’s & The Full Cry Shop, 1958 &
Volunteer Fire Department, 1930 (2-sided)
2016 Vienna Arts Center, 1938
2017 Green Hedges School
2018 Vienna National Bank, 1923
2019 Wesley United Methodist Church, 1890 &
Curly’s Men & Boys Clothing Store 1956-1987 (2-sided)
Click here for a detailed description of each ornament.