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Upcoming Events

Reston 50/100 Exhibit
April 1-30
Exciting artwork showcasing the Reston 50/100 celebration more

Reston at 50 Symposium
April 28, 7:00-9:30 PM
Panel discussions on Diversity, Planning, Preservation & Scholarship at the Reston Community Center - Hunters Woods. more

History Lecture
May 22, 7-9 PM
Join us at the Reston Community Center - Lake Anne for our monthly history lecture program - a presentation to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. more

Founder's Day - 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014
11th Annual Founder’s Day!
Bob turned 100 and Reston celebrated 50! on YouTube pt1 on YouTube pt2 on YouTube pt3

The Museum held free activities from 12-3 PM at Lake Anne and the Reston Community Center-Hunters Woods hosted an evening reception for the premier showing of the Reston Story documentary film.

photo by: Pishu P. Hirani

Local music groups, schools, and Virginia elected officials gave tributes to Reston's founder.

    ...more Founder's Day 2014 news

    ...complete Founder's Day 2014 schedule

History Lecture Series

The 4th Thursday of each month will feature the popular history lecture series on Reston related material. All lectures are held at 7:00 PM at the Reston Community Center-Lake Anne.

View May 23 presentation:
"Reston's First Architects" - part 1 of 5

Read more in the Reston Connection.

View June 27 presentation:
"Sunstroke and Ankle-Deep Mud" - part 1 of 4

View Jan 23 presentation:
Public Art on the Metro Silver Line

View Feb 26 presentation:
Millenium +1 panel discussion

Upcoming Lectures
(all at Reston Community Center - Lake Anne)

  • May 22 - Commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day more
  • Jun 26 - details TBA
  • Sep 25 - details TBA
  • Oct 23 - details TBA
  • Nov 20 - details TBA

Reston Community Center These programs
are supported in part
by the Reston Community Center.


New Store Items

New "Live-Work-Play" logo mugs and hoodies!

New cinch bags and retro-logo T's

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New Technology

Our museum is now enabled with Layar augmented reality! We also have a new public terminal that features touch screen access to much of the Museum's best material. Come down to the museum and try them out! more

Commemorative Bricks

Commemorative Brick
It's a wonderful, lasting gift, with the added benefit of being a tax-deductible donation to the Museum. Brick order forms are available at the Museum.

Make your mark in Reston by buying a Commemorative Brick from Reston Historic Trust. The 2014 installations in Reston's 'walk of fame', at the foot of the Bronze Bob statue at Lake Anne Village Center, will be dedicated on Founder's Day, Saturday, April 5.

The deadline for 2014 brick orders was March 3, 2014. Come out to Washington Plaza-Lake Anne on Saturday, April 5 12-3 PM and be a part of Reston's 50th anniversary and Bob Simon's 100th birthday!

Love where you live!

The Reston Historic Trust is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve RHT logoand promote Reston’s unique history. Join or renew your membership today. Museum members enjoy a 10% discount on nearly all store items and receive a free copy of the newly published booklet, "Reston-A New Town", based on the Museum's permanent exhibit "From New Town to Our Town".

Your company can join our growing list of corporate supporters; download sponsor levels now, and contact us to discuss your more

The Reston Museum Collection

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The Reston Museum has a collection of materials related to Reston's history, development, architecture, government, culture, and social life from 1965 to the present. These materials include planning and historical documents, newspaper articles, magazine articles, newspapers and magazines, documents relating to the civic, social and cultural life of Reston, photographs, and manuscripts. They are catalogued by decade and arranged by type of document. You can view the materials by visiting the Reston Museum, or see the Reston Museum Collection listing.

Try our new Virtual Exhibit - an online look at a sample of the thousands of archival materials collected and catalogued by the Reston Museum.

Museum Supporters

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The Reston Historic Trust and its Reston Museum and Shop offers a range of sponsorship opportunities. Please consider how your business or group can be a key partner in funding RHT programs and exhibits. ...sponsor levels

Current corporate donors to the Reston Historic Trust and its Museum - thank you!

Your company can join our growing list of corporate supporters; donate online now, or contact us to discuss your options.