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Grant Announcement!

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

November 02, 2020

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.  

Our Cardboard Challenge Winners!

September 01, 2020

Boat Category - Paul Chase/Octahedramus Prime 

Cardboard Bob - Julia Rose

Architecture - The Kensignton Reston 

Art - McGruk Family 

Reston Pride Runs Deep, Water or Not

August 11, 2020

Read about our Cardboard Challenge in The Connection! 

Join our Cardboard Challenge!

August 01, 2020

Take part in our 2020 At-Home Cardboard Challenge! This August, create your favorite Reston place, landmark, or boat for your favorite Reston lake out of cardboard and duct tape and share your creation with us! Participants should email images or a video of their cardboard creation to or tag @restonmuseum on twitter, facebook, or instagram. Register for a chance to have your creation exhibited inside the Reston Museum during October 2020 and a chance to receive a one-of-a-kind trophy from NovaLabs. Registration is not required to participate in the challenge but only those who register will be considered for the exhibit and award. Those selected will be notified in September 2020. Event is sponsored by The Kensington Reston

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

July 13, 2020

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.

Reopening July 8th!

July 08, 2020

We are reopening July 8th. All visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks inside. Hand sanitizer will be made available upon entry. Visitors should follow new path through the museum and observe social distancing. Only 23 visitors will be allowed inside at a time. Adjusted hours: we will be open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. 

Reston's History as a Diverse and Welcoming Community

June 18, 2020

Reston’s history cannot be told without acknowledging Reston’s goal to be a community for all. We hope our educational resources and programming assist in fostering inclusivity. By educating each other, we can inspire action that leads to a more equitable community.

Happy Father's Day!

June 04, 2020

Date Night With History at Home!

May 29, 2020

We've got Date Night Covered! Check out our "Date Night" page to meet the "eligible" artifacts in our collection and play a variety of Reston games including puzzles, trivia, and more! 

We've been awarded a grant by Virginia Humanities!

May 19, 2020

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 

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