Reston Museum Artifact Collection 

The Reston Museum has a collection of over 3,000 artifacts related to Reston's history 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 These materials include planning and historical documents, newspaper articles, magazine articles, newspapers and magazines, documents relating to the civic, social and cultural life of Reston, photographs, and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. You can view the materials by visiting the Reston Museum or you can view and search below. 


Due to space limitations, we cannot accept unscheduled donations at the Museum. If you are interested in donating an object to our collection, please contact us at with a picture and description of the item you would like to donate. We are not actively collecting as we have limited space to store our collection. Our collections committee will review the items against our current collection and will only accept items if there is room to accept the item(s) and item(s) meet our scope of collections. 

Virtual Exhibits

Collection Highlights

Browse the Collection

View more pages about Reston's History on our website:

You can also find information on Reston at the George Mason University Special Collections and Archives. If you are seeking information about the Fairfax Hunt, that material can be found at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg.