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Grant Announcement!

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11/2020- Reston Historic Trust & Museum has received $10,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Recovery Marketing Leverage Program (RMLP), designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging limited local marketing dollars through a local match of the state grants funds.

Lake Life Exhibit on View Nov-April 2021

Lake Life Exhibit on View Nov-April 2021

Lake Life Exhibit on View Nov-April 2021

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum will showcase limited edition prints created by local artist Sam LaFever November through April 2021 at the Reston Museum located on Lake Anne Plaza. The “Lake Life Series” depicts the beauty of Reston’s planned lakes while describing some of the ways we use the lakes for relaxation, fishing, boating, and water sports. Sam LaFever is an artist, mariner, printmaker, creator of drawings, paintings, intaglio, and digital prints. He has been creating and exhibiting art since 1995. View the artwork and learn about how these prints are created using the digital serigraph technique. Artwork is available for purchase inside the museum.  

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Our Cardboard Challenge Winners!

Our Cardboard Challenge Winners!

Our Cardboard Challenge Winners!

Boat Category - Paul Chase/Octahedramus Prime 

Cardboard Bob - Julia Rose

Architecture - The Kensignton Reston 

Art - McGruk Family 

Reston Pride Runs Deep, Water or Not

Reston Pride Runs Deep, Water or Not

Reston Pride Runs Deep, Water or Not

Read about our Cardboard Challenge in The Connection! 

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Join us and Public Art Reston for a vitrual public art tour!

Join us and Public Art Reston for a vitrual public art tour!

Join us and Public Art Reston for a vitrual public art tour!

We hope you will join Public Art Reston and the Reston Museum for an art-filled lunchtime virtual "walking" tour of a selection of outdoor sculptures found around the Lake Anne Village Center! Rain or shine, we will have a close look, share stories and answer questions about these fascinating public art treasures, all while maintaining a safe distance.

Time: Monday, July 13, 2020 12:00-1:00pm Eastern Time Event is free. Register to receive your login information. Registration is required and is limited to 100 attendees.

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day!

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We've been awarded a grant by Virginia Humanities!

We've been awarded a grant by Virginia Humanities!

We've been awarded a grant by Virginia Humanities!

This year we are happy to announce we are receiving $4,000 in funding provided by Virginia Humanities and the National endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan 2020. For more information please visit www.virginiahumaities.org 

Explore Reston History with our NEW digital map!

Explore Reston History with our NEW digital map!

Explore Reston History with our NEW digital map!

View over 150 artifacts from our collection that tell the unique story of 34 locations in Reston! Map will be updated with more locations and more artifacts as time goes on. Enjoy!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

Give that special mother in your life a gift that will last a lifetime. Honor her with a personalized commemorative brick on Lake Anne Plaza. The commemorative brick from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum will include a digital Mother’s Day card announcing this unique and enduring gift.

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New Online Acitivites for Kids!

New Online Acitivites for Kids!

New Online Acitivites for Kids!

Kid's activity book, scavenger hunt, and programs Reston Community and Go Green now available online! 

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Reston: Community Building Since 1966

Reston: Community Building Since 1966

Reston: Community Building Since 1966

Join us for a round table discussion between several Reston community organizations that are celebrating significant anniversaries in 2020. Learn about how organizations such as Reston Community Center, Cornerstones, Herndon-Reston FISH, Reston Garden Club, The Walker Nature Center, Reston Chorale, and Reston Community Players have evolved over the years and the impact they have had on the community. Program will take place at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery Reston Community Center Lake Anne at 7 p.m. on March 11, 2020. Program is free and open to the public. Programs of the Reston Historic Trust & Museum are supported in part by the Reston Community Center.

Upcoming Programs
2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

What a year! We had over 8,000 visitors to the museum and our events, 46 commemorative bricks were installed at Lake Anne Plaza, displayed 13 exhibits including temporary exhibits at the Reston Regional Library, over 2000 volunteer hours donated, 449 artifacts cataloged and we participated in 31 events and programs! We can't wait for 2020! 

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We've been published!

We've been published!

We've been published!

Read our latest article about Reston's original entrepreneur, Robert E. Simon Jr., in the latest edition of Around Reston!