The Historic Vienna, Inc. Heritage Preservation Award Program recognizes individual and institutional efforts in preserving Vienna’s heritage.
Awards have been presented to:
March 2023: The Town of Vienna for its role in the Liberty Amendments month-long celebration.
Recipients: Town of Vienna (Mayor Linda Colbert); Mercury Peyton, Vienna Town Manager; Chuck Anderson, Vienna Town Council; Leslie Herman, Director Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation; Lily Widman, Special Events Coordinator.
The Town of Vienna initiated Liberty Amendments Month in 2021 after Juneteenth was declared a state holiday. Town Manager Mercury Payton wanted to bring the Vienna community together to foster mutual respect and understanding and to celebrate the Constitutional Amendments that give all citizens a say in how they are governed, regardless of their culture or station in life. The month commemorates the passage of the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments, which granted full rights to citizens who were previously excluded from the U.S. Constitution.
Numerous Town employees, organizations, non-profits, citizens, churches, businesses and families are responsible for creating this fascinating month-long celebration in which 22,000 people attended and more than 65 educational & commemorative events were offered in the inaugural celebration from Juneteenth to Liberty Amendments Day, a Town holiday.
Click here to learn more about the Liberty Amendments Month annual event in Vienna.
March 2022: Chris Barbuschak & Suzanne LaPierre, Virginia Room Archivists and Librarians of the Fairfax County Public Library for their research on The History of Integrating Segregated Public Libraries in Northern Virginia. Click here for their report.
The Vienna Vintner and Victor Mendes for restoring the Old Stone House located in Vienna at 320 Maple Ave. E
Marie Kisner, former Information Officer the Town of Vienna, for publication of Vienna Stories – 1950 to 2000
Knights of Columbus, original First Baptist building
Dorothy McDiarmid, funding for Moorefield
Connie and Mayo Stuntz
Concord Lodge, Bouton’s Hall
Daphne Sloan, History Committee of Town Centennial
Ayr Hill and Five Hills Garden Clubs
Town of Vienna, commitment to History and preservation
Richard deAngelis for scholarship, Windover Heights Historic District
Tommy Staats, Once Upon A Time
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCanna II, Lynn Street Cemetery
Sylvia B. Taylor for scholarship, Louise Archer and Louise Archer Elementary School
Patrick Henry Library
Northern Virginia Model Railroaders
Optimist Club and Richard Ordeman
Louise Archer School