Holiday Art Show & Sale
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014Unique works from noted local artists on sale - just in time for holiday giving, or treat yourself!
Our Holiday Shop will have clothing, pottery, jewelry and an assortment of handmade ornaments -
all made by some of the best artistic Reston elves.
Reston Home Tour 2013
October 19, 10 AM - 5 PM
Reston's 12th Annual Home Tour, featured a theme of "Celebrating the Vision" honoring the vision of Reston founder, Robert E. Simon Jr.
The owners of this year's five outstanding homes are also visionaries who have altered and enhanced their spaces and in the process
created new and exciting possibilities for their surroundings.
Besides the homes featured here, we had another special stop at Bow Tie Cinemas at Reston Town Center. There, two documentary films, one on Public Art in Reston, and the other the trailer for next year's film celebrating Reston's anniversary were shown at 11 AM and again at 2 PM followed by discussion with the film-makers....see what you missed this year!
...see what you missed in 2012!
...view Home Tour history
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.
In conjunction with this documentary film, Reston Association is promoting the My Community video contest , which is open to anyone who lives or works in Reston. The grand prize for the best short video is $1,000
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 June 27 presentation:
are supported in part
by the Reston Community Center.
New Store Items
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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.
Using free supplies (thank you BLICK art materials!) children painted a canvas square for our Reston mosaic mural. The mural will be made from hundreds of individually crafted pieces of art that reflect the best of Reston. It will be one of the highlights of the Reston Museum's Annual Founder's Day celebration on April 5, 2014. The mural will also be featured at the 50/100 exhibit at the Reston Community Center-Hunters Woods.
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
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!