Shay, 2, and Devin Aggerwal, 4, tell Santa what they want for Christmas.
Photo by Lisa Fay/The Connection
With Christmas fast approaching, Santa made time to come and visit the children of Vienna at the Freeman Store and Museum. As families waited in line outside the Store, Santa listened to the wants and wishes of children upstairs in the vintage parlor. Jon Vrana, board member of HVI, dressed up as Abram Lydecker, the owner and founder of the Freeman House, presented the history of the store to visitors. Across the way, the Little Library was open to the public. Inside, children enjoyed snowman themed arts and crafts. The Store was full of people enjoying the holiday spirit and enjoying holiday themed merchandise. Visitors only have a few more weeks left to enjoy the historic site as the Freeman Store and Museum will be closed January and February to switch out the exhibit upstairs to “Vienna in the 1960s.” They will reopen on March 3, 2020.