Historic Vienna, Inc.

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Historic Vienna, Inc. (HVI) was established by Town Council in 1976 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to:

  • preserving and promoting knowledge about Vienna’s heritage through identification, preservation, and interpretation of historically significant places, events, and persons
  • educating the public through permanent and revolving exhibits, outreach programs, and publications
  • enhancing a spirit of community through an awareness of Vienna’s past.

Historic Vienna programs and activities

Historic Vienna, Inc. programs and activities include:

  • sponsor traditional community events enhancing Vienna’s small town atmosphere (e.g., visits with Santa, Church Street Stroll, Walk on the Hill, traditional Afternoon Teas)
  • living exhibits that illustrate the way people lived (e.g., reenactments, demonstrations, entertainment)
  • the Freeman Store - experience a historic country store selling Virginia crafts, Vienna souvenirs, pottery, decorative gifts, local history books, and old-fashioned toys and candy
  •  museum exhibits highlighting our history and guided tours of the historic Little Library, Freeman Store, and current museum exhibits
  • encourage preservation of Vienna’s history, historic sites, and artifacts (operate Freeman Store and Little Library, museum exhibits, antiques appraisals, oral and written histories, preservation award, Vienna's histories register) 

Be part of a community that is passionate about local history by becoming an HVI member.