Reston Museum

Reston Museum

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The beginning of the cardboard creation for the 2020 Cardboard Challenge! The final product will be at least 80% cardboard with the remaining all made of recycled materials. Can you tell who this is? What are you creating? Have you registered? Get more info at https://www.restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge Created by artist Julia Rose.
First time that I visited my sister in Fairfax, we were walking in this part and sat next to Mr. Reston statue and felt a chill breeze from the lake on my skin. Then 4 years later I retired and moved from Toronto to Reston. It was March 2012 and I am living still in the same house and having therapy sessions at my home office. I am happy that moved in this small pretty and warm well-coming town.
i'm researching the spatial growth of reston - do you have any maps online?
What events are you planning for December @ the Reston Museum ?
Please tell us about upcoming events at the Museum!
I was so glad to see the Fox 5 News Zip Trip segment about the museum with Alexandra.

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.

Operating as usual

Viewing remodeled homes is a major component of the Reston Home Tour. We can't wait to see the homes on next year's tour! Photo by Bob Haukness. View more photos at https://www.restonmuseum.org/hometour

This soft cuddly squirrel, wearing a Reston Virginia bandana proudly is a favorite. Pair it with the illustrated children's book Reston A-Z for the perfect gift! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/squirrel #restonmuseum #reston #restonatoz #restonva #restonvirginia #fairfax

Get ready for Halloween with the Myths & Monsters of Reston! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/book-myths-monsters-of-reston-virginia #reston #restonmuseum #myths #monsters #halloween

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

#TBT How about this perspective? A view from our 2014 Reston Home Tour #reston #restonmuseum #restonhometour #hometour Photo by Bob Haukness view more photos at https://www.restonmuseum.org/hometour

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

Explore Reston history online with our digital history map! restonmuseum.org/restonhistorymap #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #restonva #fairfax #fairfaxva #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #restontowncenter #rtc #hunterswoods #southlakes #northpoint

#TBT I spy with my little eye... a beautiful home from our 2017 Reston Home Tour! #spyglasscove #reston #restonmuseum #restonhometour Photo by Bob Haukness View more photos at https://www.restonmuseum.org/hometour

Get ready for Halloween with the Myths & Monsters of Reston! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/book-myths-monsters-of-reston-virginia #reston #restonmuseum #myths #monsters #halloween

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

#TBT Since we can't have the Home Tour this year we are taking a trip down memory lane this month featuring our past home tours! Which year was your favorite? Featured here is a home from the 2010 tour. Photo by Bob Haukness. View more photos at https://www.restonmuseum.org/hometour

For the Restonian tiny-tot in your life! We have books, toys, and apparel. https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop?Collection=Children%27s%20Items #reston #gifts #restonmuseum

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

We can't believe its been a whole year since we installed the new exhibit featuring the Lakeside Pharmacy icons! Learn more about their history at https://www.restonmuseum.org/lakeside-pharmacy-icons. Thank you to everyone who supported this effort! #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #lakeanneplaza #restonva #fairfax #TBT #throwbackthursday

We miss you Bob! We're so thankful for you and the special place you founded. Pictured: Bob Simon and the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Reston Museum's grand reopening in 2009. Photo by David Madison.

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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.

Explore Reston history online with our digital history map! restonmuseum.org/restonhistorymap #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #restonva #fairfax #fairfaxva #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #restontowncenter #rtc #hunterswoods #southlakes #northpoint

Announcing the winners of our At-Home Cardboard Challenge! A huge thank you to our participants, Nova Labs for the amazing trophies, and to our sponsor The Kensington Reston! Creations will be on display in the museum through October. #reston #cardboardchallenge #restonmuseum #novalabs

The perfect Grandparents Day gift! A commemorative brick at Lake Anne Plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks. Bricks ordered now will be installed in 2021. #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #restonmuseum

#TBT Paperweight created to commemorate Reston becoming a population of 50,000 on November, 1987. View more of our collection at restonmuseum.org/our-collection. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #restonva #fairfax #throwbackthursday

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

The perfect Grandparents Day gift! A commemorative brick at Lake Anne Plaza. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks. Bricks ordered now will be installed in 2021. #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick #restonmuseum

Explore Reston's outdoors with these wonderful books! https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop?page=3 #reston #restonhistory #restonvirginia #nature #publicart #fairfax #lakeanne #liveworkplay

#TBT Reston's 18th restaurant Fritzbe's! Publishsed in 1981 by Reston Land Corporation #reston #restonmuseum #hunterswoods #hunterswoodsvillagecenter #reston #restonva #throwbackthursday

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

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

Looking for a day trip? The Reston Museum is free to visit and you can spend the rest of your day enjoying everything Lake Anne Plaza has to offer! restonmusuem.org/visit

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Book: "In His Own Words" | restonmuseum

Drawing on two years of interviews, In His Own Words offers an intimate and entertaining portrait of the man many knew only from a distance. Highlighting his humor, adventurous spirit, and dogged determination, this compilation of life stories introduces Robert E. Simon Jr. to those who never met him and serves as a keepsake for those who want to hear his voice again. https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/book-in-his-own-words #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #restonva

restonmuseum.org In His Own Words: Stories from the Extraordinary Life of Reston's Founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr. By: Kristina Alcorn Drawing on two years of interviews, In His Own Words offers an intimate and entertaining portrait of the man many knew only from a distance. Highlighting his humor, adventurous spirit,...

2020 Commemorative Bricks on display today and tomorrow! #reston #commemorativebrick #restonmuseum #lakeanneplaza Learn more about our commemorative brick program at restonmuseum.org/bricks

#TBT See this at the museum! restonmuseum.org/visit #RestonMuseum #restonhistory #throwbackthursday #reston #restonva #restonvirginia #throwbackthursday

We can't wait to see what everyone has created! Submit your cardboard creation before the end of the month! Learn more at restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge #reston #restonmuseum #cardboardchallenge #cardboard #create

We love this cardboard rendition of the Lake Anne Plaza fountain created for our Cardboard Challenge! Thank you Maureen for participating and submitting this. We can't wait to see what everyone creates. There is still time! We are accepting submission throughout August. Learn more at restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge

Explore our archives online! https://www.restonmuseum.org/our-collection #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #inthearchives #tbt #throwbackthursday #restonva #restonvirginia

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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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#challengeaccepted! Join our At-Home Cardboard Challenge! What will you create? Learn more at restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge #reston #restonva #cardboardchallenge #restonvirginia #fairfax

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1639 Washington Plz
Reston, VA
20190-4305

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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

Opening Hours

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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