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Celebrated every year on a Saturday near Founder Robert E. Simon, Jr.' s birthday (April 10), Founder's Day is a celebration of Reston's founding with a variety of family-friendly activities.

Reston was founded on the following principles: 

1. That there be a wide chocie of cultural and recreational facilities as well as an environment for privacy.

2. That by providing the fulles range of housing styles and prices, residents could remain rooted in the community - if they choose - throughout the different stages of family life. A byproduct is the heterogeneity that spells a lively and varied community.

3. That the importance and dignity of each individual be the focal point for all planning and take precedence over large-scale concepts

4. That people be able to live and work in the same community 

5.  That cultural and recreational facilities be made available to the residents from the outset of development - not years later. 

6. That beauty - structural and natural - is a necessity of the good life and should be fostered.

7. Since Reston was being developed from private enterprise, in order to be completed as conceived, it must also, of course, be a financial success.

Founder’s Day is presented by the Reston Historic Trust & Museum with support from

Reston Community Center and co-sponsored and Public Art Reston. It is hosted by Lake Anne Plaza.

Reston Historic Trust & Museum

1639 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA  20190



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