Reston Museum

Reston Museum offers educational and public programming, exhibits, host annual events, plus Reston merchandise. The museum preserves a collection of artifacts related to Reston’s history. Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. 501c3

Mission: The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is a community organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its exhibits, public programs, and events. Our goals are to engage the public in an exploration of community history; to promote Reston as a destination point for tourism; and to collect, preserve and interpret the artifacts and documents of Reston’s history.

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RESTON'S WOMEN PIONEERS | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Happy #internationalwomensday! Learn about the women pioneers of #Reston on our website: https://www.restonmuseum.org/women-pioneers-of-reston #reston #restonmuseum #thisplacematters #womenshistory #womenshistorymonth #restonhistory

restonmuseum.org Women have shaped and influenced Reston in all aspects of life. Learn about these women through pictures, videos, and descriptions

The Reston Museum is free to visit. Visit us to engage and Reston's unique history! We look forward to seeing you/ https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #free #thisplacematters

Margaret and over 150 others support the museum and our mission by being a Museum Member. Are you a member? https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday #lakeanneplaza

Always wanted to be in a parade? Now you can! Reston’s Founder’s Day Float Parade is coming April 18th, and everyone is invited to make a small mobile float for the inaugural event celebrating life in #Reston. More info at https://www.restonmuseum.org/founders-day-float-parade. #restonmuseum #foundersday #foundersdayfloatparade #foundersdayfloat #parade #lakeanneplaza #fairfaxcounty #loveva

Support the celebration and preservation of Reston history by becoming a Reston Museum member! Members receive discounts at many Lake Anne Plaza stores. Membership as low as $2.50 a month! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanne #lakeanneplaza

Here comes the parade! We're inviting everyone to create a small, mobile float inspired by the theme “Reston: Past, Present, Future” and then march in the Founder’s Day opening ceremony on April 18th. There is no entry fee, but everyone participating must register. Register at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum or online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/founders-day-float-parade. Parade will begin at 12:00 p.m. #reston #restonmuseum #foundersday #foundersdayfloatparade #foundersdayfloat #parade #lakeanneplaza

Retro Game Night has started! We still have tables available!

We're getting ready Retro Game Night at Reston Museum! Tonight at 6

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! Tonight is Retro Game Night 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-up. Feel free to bring your own games and grab some of the provided snacks! The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! Inspired by "The Game of Reston" in the permanent exhibit! https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ Intended audience: adults. No instruction will be provided #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #retro

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting Retro Game Night February 28, 2020 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-up. Feel free to bring your own games and grab some of the provided snacks! The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! Inspired by "The Game of Reston" in the permanent exhibit! https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ Intended audience: adults #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #retro

The museum preserves over 3,000 artifacts of Reston history. We love sharing Reston's history! Visit us or make an appointment to use our archives for research. https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday #lakeanneplaza

#TBT Hunters Woods Home pictured in the Reston Letter January 1967. Home by Stephen A. Mittlemann and designed by Ben Carr. #restonhistory #restonmuseum #throwbackthursday #hunterswoods #thisplaceatters

Here comes the parade! We're inviting everyone to create a small, mobile float inspired by the theme “Reston: Past, Present, Future” and then march in the Founder’s Day opening ceremony on April 18th. There is no entry fee, but everyone participating must register. Register at the Reston Historic Trust & Museum or online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/founders-day-float-parade. Parade will begin at 12:00 p.m. #reston #restonmuseum #foundersday #foundersdayfloatparade #foundersdayfloat #parade #lakeanneplaza Artwork by Eric MacDicken

Join the Founder's Day Float Parade !
Artwork by Eric MacDicken
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[02/26/20]   We're looking forward to next month's program! Celebrate the longevity of these amazing community organizations with us: Herndon-Reston FISH, Reston Community Center, Reston Chorale, Reston Garden Club, Cornerstones, Reston Community Players, and Walker Nature Center. https://www.facebook.com/events/188383972564454/ #reston #restonmuseum #rcc #FISH #HerndonReston FISH #RestonCommunityCenter #Reston Chorale #RestonGardenClub #Cornerstones #RestonCommunityPlayers #Walker Nature Center

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Lakeside Pharmacy Icon Trivet | restonmuseum

Just two left! Lakeside Pharmacy icon trivets made by South Lakes High School students. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/lakeside-pharmacy-icon-trivet #reston #lakeside #trivet #restonmuseum

restonmuseum.org Glazed Ceramic Trivet. Made by art students at South Lakes High School. All proceeds go towards the Lakeside Pharmacy Icon Preservation Project

Become a member of the Reston Museum and receive discounts at these Lake Anne Plaza stores, a year from purchase! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership#reston #restonmuseum #lakeannebrewhouse #kalypsos #newtrailcycling #lakeannecoffeehouseandwinebar Lake Anne Brew House Kalypso's Sports Tavern New Trail Cycling Studio Reston's Used Book Shop Lake Anne Coffee House & Wine Bar

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! We're hosting Retro Game Night this Friday Feb 28 from 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-Up. https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! #reston #restonmuseum #retro #gamenight #lakeanne

The Reston Museum is free to visit. Visit us to engage and Reston's unique history! We look forward to seeing you/ https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #free #thisplacematters

How many times have you been to the museum? https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday #lakeanneplaza

Hands-on History! Your little ones can create their own community at the museum with our puzzle and town blocks! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #plannedcommunity #lakeanneplaza #puzzle #blocks #town

Reston, a Photographer’s Muse: Why Reston Is Uniquely Captivating Through the Lens (Part 1)

If you missed last week's program with photographer Charlotte Geary you can now watch it on our youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlehH5sB3r0&t=3s Charlotte Geary #reston #restonmuseum #photography

The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting an evening with Reston photographer Charlotte Geary. Geary will present a slideshow and discussion of Reston ph...

#tbt 1967 Image of the gulf gas station on North Shore published in 1967 in the magazine Building Ideas #restonhistory #reston #throwbackthursday #gulf #restonmuseum

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Fredericksburg Distillery Wins Top Awards In Whisky Competition

Neat! A. Smith Bowman Distillery used to be in Reston! The Bowman's owned the property before Simon.

patch.com Fredericksburg-based A. Smith Bowman Distillery was named runner-up in the 2020 Icons of Whisky Visitor Attraction category.

This Valentine’s Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All brick sales ordered Jan 27 Feb 21, 2020, will include a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication. http://bit.ly/30FnsYe #reston

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Reston DVD "Another Way of Living" | restonmuseum

Watch the story of Reston unfold in the wonderful film Another Way of Living - The Story of Reston VA. A Storycatcher productions film in association with Reston Community Center https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/reston-dvd-another-way-of-living #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory

restonmuseum.org 69 minute documentary of Reston founder Robert E. Simon Jr. and his planned community in Northern Virginia

Become a museum member! You get amazing discounts, and you will help us share and preserve Reston's history! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmusuem #restonhistory #thisplacematters

Grab your friends and play board games in the museum after hours! The Reston Historic Trust & Museum is hosting Retro Game Night February 28, 2020 6-9 pm. Choose from over a dozen games provided by Staring Player Pop-up. Feel free to bring your own games and grab some of the provided snacks! The event is free and open to the public but space is limited so come early to grab a spot! Inspired by "The Game of Reston" in the permanent exhibit! https://www.facebook.com/events/2562116480778788/ Intended audience: adults #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #retro

This Valentine’s Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All brick sales ordered Jan 27 Feb 21, 2020, will include a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication. http://bit.ly/30FnsYe #reston

While planned for in the 1962 Reston Master Plan the Town Center did not open up until 1990. View this artifact at the museum! We are free to visit! https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #restonhsitory #reston #thisplacematters #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #RTC #restontowncenter #towncenter

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered January 27 through February 21 for Valentine’s Day will include a fancy box with a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication on the plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #lakeanne #chesapeakechocolates

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Reston Hoodie (Adult) | restonmuseum

Stay warm this winter with our Reston hoodie! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/reston-hoodie #reston #restonmuseum #giftship #hoodie #swag

restonmuseum.org Show your Reston pride with this Reston Hoodie! Available in multiple colors and proudly states "Reston Virginia" on the front. Runs large. Stay warm ! Availble in grey, green, blue, and white. Adult sizes.

Erika from Peru loved the trailer of Another Way of Living we show here at the museum. What did you love about your visit? If you've never been come here and find out! https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #flashbackfriday

Thank you to everyone who is here tonight for photographer Charlotte Geary's presentation! #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory Charlotte Geary Photography

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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS | Reston | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Are you a teacher or know one? We offer a variety of school programs, and can adapt our programs for preschool groups. Check them out! We love sharing Reston's history with students and are happy to visit classrooms. For more information: https://www.restonmuseum.org/educational-programs #Reston #fcps #fairfaxcounty #school #schoolprogram #history #museummonday

restonmuseum.org The Reston Historic Trust & Museum offers group tours and presentations for on a regular basis, as requested. Group tours and presentations can be scheduled and held at the Reston Museum or we can come to your location

Join us TOMORROW for: "Reston, a Photographer’s Muse: Why Reston Is Uniquely Captivating Through the Lens" Photographer Charlotte Geary will present a slideshow and discussion of Reston photographs at 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne. More information: https://www.restonmuseum.org/upcomingprograms. Ever since moving to Reston nine years ago, Charlotte has felt impelled to photograph the lifestyle and scenery of this community. What makes Reston particularly appealing to a photographer? Charlotte will discuss the influence of Reston’s unique aesthetics, opportunities, and people. Photograph by Charlotte Geary #restonmuseum #reston #charlottegeary Charlotte Geary Photography #restonhistory

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered January 27 through February 21 for Valentine’s Day will include a fancy box with a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication on the plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #lakeanne #chesapeakechocolates

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CONTACT | Reston Virginia | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Visit us and engage with Reston's history! We are free to visit. https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact

restonmuseum.org Visit the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Directions, address, and contact information available.

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Women's Light Teal Blue and Pink Reston T-Shirt | restonmuseum

Show your Reston pride with a colorful t-shirt! Pictured is women's cut v-neck. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/women-s-teal-blue-and-pink-reston-t-shirt #reston #restonmuseum #giftshop #shopping #clothes

restonmuseum.org Show your Reston Pride! Women's Light Teal Blue and Pink V-neck T-Shirt "Reston Virginia" in white text. Small - XL Sizes

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RENT THE MUSEUM | restonmuseum

Have your event surrounded by history by renting the museum! Learn more at https://www.restonmuseum.org/rentals #restonmuseum #reston #renthemuseum #rentals #museum

restonmuseum.org Rent the Reston Historic Trust & Museum for small gatherings and meetings. Learn More!

We are so glad Mimi from New York found her visit inspirational! Visit us - https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #restonmuseum #visitorviewpoint #reston #restonhistory #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #thisplacematters #flashbackfriday

Will you be our Valentine? Shop at smile.amazon.com and AmazonSmile donates to Reston Historic Trust at no cost to you! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1557566 #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #amazon #amazonsmile #thisplacematters #valentinesday

#tbt Visit the museum to view the contents of the Reston Story which includes this image. In it Simon and his team lay out their plans for Reston and what they thought Reston would be like in the 1960s. More of our collection available online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/our-collection #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #throwbackthursday #restonstory

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! All commemorative brick sales ordered January 27 through February 21 for Valentine’s Day will include a fancy box with a special Chesapeake Chocolates chocolate bar, certificate, and a VIP invitation to attend the brick’s dedication on the plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #lakeanne #chesapeakechocolates

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UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS | Reston Historic Trust & MusueM

Join us for our upcoming program with Reston photographer Charlotte Geary Photography. Program will be held on Feb 12 7pm at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne. https://www.restonmuseum.org/programs #reston #restonmuseum #charlottegeary #charlottegearyphotography Photo by Charlotte Geary

restonmuseum.org Learn about the Reston Historic Trust & Museum's upcoming events and programs including community events, history lectures, and public discussions

Support the celebration and preservation of Reston history by becoming a Reston Museum member! Members receive discounts at many Lake Anne Plaza stores. Membership as low as $2.50 a month! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanne #lakeanneplaza

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Reston, VA
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Reston Museum offers educational and public programming, exhibits, plus Reston merchandise. Annually we host the Reston Home Tour, Lake ANne Cardboard Boat Regatta, and Founder's Day. The museum preserves a collection of artifacts related to Reston’s history. Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit

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Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
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