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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#MuseumFromHome - Virtual Tours and Artifact Highlights - YouTube

Check out our #museumfromhome Youtube playlist exploring artifacts and tours including the floor to ceiling model of Reston, Open Community Poster, Bertie Poston painting, the Lakeside Pharmacy icons, and much much more! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnV99tUjmJMKrKO_Vb8X8BpG2pjKa3qD4 #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanneplaza #restonva

youtube.com #MuseumFromHome - Virtual Tours and Artifact Highlights

Reston Today - Development & Reston's Future

Reston Today - Development & Reston's Future The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation in January 2020 by Hunter Mill District Superv...

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

Are you tired of buying ties and tools for Dad? Why not celebrate that special Dad in your life with a unique, enduring and personalized commemorative brick at Lake Anne Plaza? Commemorative bricks not only last a lifetime but also tell the world just how much your Dad means to you. Submit your order online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks. Bricks will be approved and installed in 2021. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #commemorativebrick #restonva #fairfax #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #fairfaxva #fathersday

History of the Lakeside Pharmacy, now a permanent exhibit at Lake Anne Plaza https://www.restonmuseum.org/lakeside-pharmacy-icons and http://bit.ly/2Qpuixb. #reston Photography by Charlotte Geary Photography #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakesidepharmacy

Are you tired of buying ties and tools for Dad? Why not celebrate that special Dad in your life with a unique, enduring and personalized commemorative brick at Lake Anne Plaza? Commemorative bricks not only last a lifetime but also tell the world just how much your Dad means to you. Submit your order online at https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks. Bricks will be approved and installed in 2021. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #commemorativebrick #restonva #fairfax #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #fairfaxva #fathersday

Our #civilwar cannonball was the favorite artifact of our Date Night with History! Reston themed games and puzzles are still available at restonmuseum.org/datenight. Have fun! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #museumgames #datenight

Order our summer fun pack for the young explorer in your life! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/summer-explorer-kit #shoplocal #reston #restonmuseum #summerfun #summer #kidsofreston

Last chance to become a Reston Museum member for only $23! Memberships purchased during May are valid for 15 months, saves you $22 off the regular price, includes discounts at several Lake Anne Plaza shops, and supports the preseravation of Reston's history. Join today! restonmuseum.org/membership. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston

Read the 1962 Reston Master Plan here: https://9b204a50-030a-4bcb-b968-062742e8ed14.filesusr.com/ugd/e7f463_fce86581f6e44faeb107eb16696b93f5.pdf. Link can also be found on our website: https://www.restonmuseum.org/restonhistory #restonhistory #reston #restonmuseum #restonmasterplan #1962 #museummonday #throwback

Head over to restonmuseum.org/datenight for a fun night in! #reston #datenight #restonmuseum #restonhistory #trivia

Tonight, at restonmuseum.org/datenight you’ll virtually meet a curated selection of a dozen artifacts from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum that have been interpreted in a humorous-tone. Their history will be interwoven in a fun introduction as if they are single and introducing themselves to YOU! “Swipe” right on your favorites, we’ll poll at the end to see who the winner of the night is! #reston #restonmuseum #datenight #restonhistory #museumgames. Join us at 5pm!

Join us TONIGHT (!) for Date Night With History! Meet the "eligible artifacts" of Reston's history and play Reston themed games! Everything is free but donations are encouraged. Everyone who makes a donation this weekend will receive Simon's martini recipe in the thank you confirmation email! restonmuseum.org/datenight #reston #restonhsitory #restonmuseum #museumgames #gamenight

Celebrate SLHS Graduates! Congrats!

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Posted @withregram • @restonassociation There will be a community drive-by graduation parade for South Lakes High School seniors Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. The parade will start at South Lakes Park and proceed up South Lakes Drive to the high school. Cars can enter the parade route from Colts Neck Road.

Residents are encouraged to drive by, honking and waving to cheer on the graduates! 🎓🎉

Participants in the parade, as well as others viewing the event, are asked to practice safe social distancing and are encouraged to wear masks to prevent the possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Join us for Date Night and make a donation of any amount to receie Reston Founder Robert E. Simon Jr.'s martini receipe in the confirmation email! restonmuseum.org/datenight #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #datenight #museumgames

Kids can create their own community with our Reston themed blocks! Order today! restonmuseum.org/shop #shoplocal #reston #restonmuseum #blocks #kidsofreston

We may be temporarily closed but you can still enjoy many of our resources outside of the museum! #reston #restonmuseum #lakeanneplaza #restonhistory #thisplacematters #museummonday

Last chance to become a Reston Museum member for only $23! Memberships purchased during May are valid for 15 months, saves you $22 off the regular price, includes discounts at several Lake Anne Plaza shops, and supports the preseravation of Reston's history. Join today! restonmuseum.org/membership. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston

For National Preservation Month, all annual individual memberships are only $23, a rate reflecting the 23 years that the museum has been preserving Reston's history. You can preserve Reston's history restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory

Join us for Date Night With History at Home restonmuseum.org/datenight on 5/29 to print "The Game of Reston" to use as board game using pieces you have at home! #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #gamenight #datenight #museumgames

Date Night (3)

Date Night with history AT HOME! Order from your favorite local restaurant, grab a glass of wine or beer, martini (a favorite of Bob Simon's!), and have a fun night in. Meet the "eligible artifacts" of Reston’s history and play Reston-themed games. Visit restonmuseum.org/datenight 5/29 at 5pm to get started! This event is free but donations are encouraged. Any donations made the weekend of the 29th will include Bob Simon's martini recipe. #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #datenight #datenightwithhistory

Join us 5/29 at restonmuseum.org/datenight to "meet" the “eligible” artifacts of Reston. This curated selection of a dozen artifacts from our collection that have been interpreted in a humorous-tone as if they are single and introducing themselves as a potential date!

Our Share Your Story project was featured on https://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/reston-historic-trust-museum-is-collecting-pandemic-personal-stories/. If you haven't already, don't forget to share with us at restonmuseum.org/share-your-story

For National Preservation Month, all annual individual memberships are only $23, a rate reflecting the 23 years that the museum has been preserving Reston's history. You can preserve Reston's history restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory

Last March we hosted the panel discussion Journeys to Reston: https://www.restonmuseum.org/forum. Learn about the journey of Lindsay Trout, Principal of Terraset Elementary; Rizwan Jaka of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS); Medelyn A. Ortiz Lopez, Recreation Specialist III of Southgate Community Center; and Sara, Reston resident preparing to move from a shelter into her own home. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #rcc #restoncommunitycenter #storycatcherproductions #TBT #throwbackthursday

Reston Museum #MuseumFromHome Artifact Highlight - Reston Master Plan

Hear the highlights of and see the images inside the 1962 Reston Master Plan during this week's #museumfromhome video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhtg-4WZWoM #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #restonmasterplan

Reston Museum's #MuseumFromHome Artifact Highlight of the 1962 Reston Master Plan. View conceptual drawings of Reston and learn about how Simon and his teame...

Explore Reston History through our new digital map, featuring over 30 locations and over 150 artifacts from our collection! restonmusuem.org/restonhistorymap #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #restonhistorymap

Working from home? We've got what you need to keep comfy and content while you work https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop?Collection=Work%20From%20Home

The COVID-19 panedmic is a historic event on a scale unlike anything we have seen before. It is our mission to preserve the experiences of the Reston community and we invite everyone to share their stories with us.
Contributions of a donation of digital images or text can be made by tagging us on social media Reston Museum, emailing [email protected], or by submitting on our website restonmuseum.org/share-your-story of your experiences.

Join us for Date Night with History 5/29 at restonmuseum.org/datenight for a whole lot of fun including Reston Trivia! #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #museumgames

What are you drawing for Public Art Reston's #athomechalkart? We're springing into nature!#publicartreston #reston #restonmuseum

Learn about how we preserve Reston's unique history in this week's #museumfromhome video, our Behind the Scenes tour! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFK3xa2TZ30&t=170s #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #behindthescenes #nationalpreservationmonth

Doing a lot of cooking at home? This Reston Times article in our archives offers a recipe to try! #tbt #throwbackthursday #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #restontimes #1960s #museufromhome

Story time for Little Historians - Reston A-Z

Join us for Story Time for LIttle Historians every week until June! We already have three stories to enjoy. Books provided by Reston's Used Book Shop . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp0npYwjlRk&list=PLnV99tUjmJMI6z1yLgAirQf0bbqIoUaI6 #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #storytime #restonusedbookstore

Story time for Little Historians - Reston A-Z by Watt Hamlet and illustrated by Jill Olinger Venson.

Reston Digital History Map

Explore Reston's history with our digital Reston History Map at restonmuseum.org/restonhistorymap

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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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