Vienna has experienced both fires and floods since its founding in 1830 through a survey into lots by Mahlon Burwell. It has still managed to maintain buildings of architectural interest from the Classical Revival to the Gothic Revival. Visitors will be able to tour the exterior of these buildings and experience the Vienna/Edison history exhibits at the Family Table.
The most recent flood occurred just this past winter. A more serious one took place in April of 1937 when two dams broke upriver on the Otter resulting in water 25 feet above normal.
Vienna’s early prosperity was based on the great pine forests that grew in Bayham, some remnants of which persist. By 1852 it had a population of 1,200. Samuel Edison, grandfather of Thomas Alva Edison, was one of the early residents. Samuel was a Loyalist from New Jersey who settled in Vienna in 1811. Henry Ford later moved this Edison Homestead to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, due to his association and friendship with Thomas
Alva Edison, the famous inventor.
For tickets and information: please email email@example.com or 519-403-5655 or 519-633-4203 or 519-764-2384. Tickets are $10 or $8 for BHS and ACO members. Please meet at Memorial Park’s pavilion where tickets and information will be available.