Reston Museum

Reston Museum is operated by Reston Historic Trust, and offers community exhibits and archives, plus Reston signature items for sale

**REMINDER** Don't forget to come see renowned Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities - Timothy Beatley on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne

Hear Timothy Beatley talk about the role of nature in cities and what he calls “biophilic” communities. Beatley will discuss the critical function of nature in promoting human well-being and providing emotional connection to nature. He regards Reston as a biophilic community.
Professor Beatley is the author of numerous books, including Biophilic Cities and Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in the Global Age. His most recent publication is a Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design The program will be held in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center Lake Anne.

The event is FREE to the public.

Seating is limited, so reservations are welcome. Contact 703-709-7700 or restonmuseum@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

Oral History Exhibit
Reston residents have many stories to tell and for years, the Reston Historic Trust & Museum has been collecting these stories and preserving them for future generations. Reston Stories, our new exhibit, highlights a few excerpts from our oral history collection with the hopes that Restonians will want to contribute their memories as well. Our collection includes stories about volunteering in Reston, the history of the Fountain at Lake Anne Plaza, and the amazing connections we make in our community.

The museum is open to the public Tuesday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm depending on volunteer availability.

Join us Thursday May 18, 2017 at 7:00pm to hear Timothy Beatley talk about the role of nature in cities and what he calls “biophilic” communities. Beatley will discuss the critical function of nature in promoting human well-being and providing emotional connection to nature. He regards Reston as a biophilic community.

Professor Beatley is the author of numerous books, including Biophilic Cities and Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in the Global Age. His most recent publication is a Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design The program will be held in the JoAnn Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center - Lake Anne.

The event is FREE to the public.

Seating is limited, so reservations are welcome. Contact 703-709-7700 or restonmuseum@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP.

Put this great event on your calendars!

On Thursday, May 18th, renown scholar Timothy Beatley will present on the critical role of nature in cities. The program is open free to the public and will be held at 7:00pm in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at RCC Lake Anne. As always, reservations are welcome.

Visit the Reston Historic Trust & Museum's booth tomorrow at the Walker Nature Center's Spring Festival! Reston's natural environments and recreational spaces have always been an important part of our community!

[04/25/17]   CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Looking for a way to get involved with your community? Have a passion for local history? The Reston Historic Trust and Museum needs volunteers to staff the museum during the week and on weekends. There are two to three shifts available each day the museum is open. We also have volunteer opportunities working on a number of special projects - including inventorying our oral history collection, assisting with educational programs, and more.

Volunteers are very important to the mission of our organization and provide support in all areas of the museum – from engaging with visitors to assisting with museum shop sales. The museum will offer training for docents and other volunteers.
This is a great opportunity to work with the local community and learn the history of Reston.

How to become a volunteer – visit our website www.restonmuseum.org/getinvolved and fill out our volunteer application form. Once received, we will contact you for an interview and discuss your availability.

Contact Executive Director Elizabeth Didiano at 703-709-7700 or rhtdirector@gmail.com with questions or if you are interested in joining our team.

Please come by the museum and discover the new book by Rev. LaVerne Gill.

Rev. Gill, a retired clergy and recipient of the prestigious Antoinette Brown Preaching Award of the United Church of Christ, is the author of five books including: Reston's African American Legacy: Volume One, which is available at our museum shop.

Her book is an account of how African Americans have been an integral part of Reston's over 50-year history and contributed to its spiritual, cultural and economic life. This book pays tribute to the African American pioneers who created a culturally and spiritually welcoming environment for later African American Restonians.

Photos from Reston Museum's post

Founders Day is just getting started and it's a beautiful day at Lake Anne Plaza! Come on down!

Videos (show all)

2014 Reston Video Scavenger Hunt
Menda singing, Felicia on piano
Jan 2011 Annual Meeting
Reston Home Tour-2007
Reston Home Tour-2008
Reston Home Tour-2009
"Bob the Builder" - the animated story of Reston
The Reston Story
RHT board retreat

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1639 Washington Plz N
Reston, VA
20190-4305

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 3pm
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Thursday 12pm - 3pm
Friday 12pm - 3pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 3pm
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