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Vienna, Herndon Teaming Up on Telegraph Project

Historians from Herndon and Vienna are working together on a project that would allow telegraph messages to be sent back and forth between the towns.

As the Herndon Depot Museum prepares to debut its new telegraph exhibit on March 1, they are hoping to bring Historic Vienna on board as well, according to Barbara Glakas, a Herndon Historical Society spokesperson, told Reston Now.

Though Herndon is on schedule to open up its public exhibit, Anne Stuntz with Historic Vienna said Vienna is not as far along with the plans, a town spokesperson said.

The Herndon exhibit will feature one working telegraph machine and antique telegraph parts, such as a telegraph key and a telegraph sounder. Visitors will also be able to learn how the code worked and try it out for themselves, according to Glakas.

It is unclear when the Vienna telegraph machine will be set up or if the display will resemble that of the Herndon exhibit.

Photo via Historic Vienna/Facebook

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