Founder's Day 2013
Everyone enjoyed the weather and activities on the plaza at Lake Anne Village Center, and cake! Musical entertainment was ably supplied
by Beverly Cosham, the Reston Chorale "Bobby Pins" and SLHS Arts performing excerpts from "Xanadu".
Emcee Chuck Veatch introducted remarks by elected local officials and dedication of the newly installed commerative bricks on the plaza.
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.
are supported in part
by the Reston Community Center.
The Reston Story Film
The Reston Historic Trust (RHT) is receiving donations for The Reston Story (working title), a documentary film about Reston, VA, produced by Storycatcher Productions, a professional film company based in Reston and led by the award-winning filmmaker and Restonian, Rebekah Wingert-Jabi. The Reston Story will be screened in Reston on April 5, 2014 as part of Restonís 50th Anniversary Celebration. ...read more
Donate to "The Reston Story" project - click here.
New Store Items
New "Live-Work-Play" logo mugs and hoodies!
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! ...read more
New Photo Contest
Following our earlier success, we have a new photo contest. Be the next winner of some coveted Reston gifts. ...read more
Reston Home Tour 2012
Reston's 11th Annual Home Tour on Saturday, October 13 enjoyed great weather and great success. Thank you, Bonnie, Margaret, Donna, the generous home owners, and all the fantastic volunteers--you gave us a wonderful, inspiring day in Reston, again!
And congratulations to the Home Tour raffle winners: Vivian Coss won the image at Nature's Best Magazine and Nic Querolo won the construction crane climb at the Weihle Metro station.
Reston's annual 'must-do' October event, the 11th Annual Reston Home Tour - "Living on the Edge" - featured six extraordinary private homes open to the public for a self-conducted tour of the unique interior design and architecture in the neighborhoods of Reston.
Save the date - Saturday, October 19, 2013 for the 12th Annual Reston Home Tour. ...see what you missed in 2012!
Did you know that you can now purchase a commemorative brick in our on-line store?
Mark your calendar and make your mark in Reston by buying a Commemorative Brick from Reston Historic Trust. The 2013 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 13.
The deadline for brick orders was March 3, 2013, but plenty of time to order for 2014 - 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 and 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".
Museum On-line Store - New Items!
We have Reston coffee and a new line of Reston t-shirts, featuring men's and women's cuts in distinctive blue, green, lime, cyan, red and violet colors. The museum's on-line store is a convenient to purchase those Reston-themed items and have them shipped directly to your door. Pay on the secure PayPal™ payment system using your major credit/debit card, or your PayPal™ account. We continue to change the stock of our "virtual shelves", so please check back often.
Remember that Museum members enjoy a 10% discount on nearly all store items.
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The Reston Museum Collection
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.
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!