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.

#visitorviewpoint. Thank you Mary! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #flashbackfriday

#TBT See this drawing up close in our temporary case exhibit The Reston Story! Read about how Simon and his team planned Reston and what they predicted Reston would be like in 1980. #throwbackthursday #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #thisplacematers #1960 #lakeanneplaza

Make sure you vote for the Reston Museum in the Best of Virginia 2020 Readers’ Survey! The polls close on Jan. 31. Go to VirginiaLiving.com/vote2020/ now to vote

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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

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

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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Visit the museum to see our new case exhibit with images of The Reston Story, a promotional piece published before 1965. #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanne #lakeanneplaza #tbt #throwbackthursday

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Reston Crew neck Sweatshirt (Adult) | restonmuseum

First snow of the year! Get your winter Reston swag at the Reston Museum, online or in our gift shop! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/reston-hoodie #reston #restonmuseum #firstsnow #winter #hoodie #restonswag

restonmuseum.org Stay warm in these Reston sweatshirts! All adult sizes. Avialable in blue, light grey with green lettering, dark grey with white lettering, and maroon. Limited Sizing available.

#visitorviewpoint. In 2009, the museum underwent major renovations to look as it does today. We are so glad Jason enjoyed how the museum looks! #restonmuseum #reston #museummonday

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COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS | Reston | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

What will your commemorative brick say? Deadline is today! Order yours today https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks. Bricks will be ordered in early January 2020, on view for Founder's Day April 18, and installed shortly afterward. #gift #reston #restonmuseum #commemorativebrick #lakeanneplaza #lola #lifeonlakeanne #thisplacematters https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks

restonmuseum.org Commemorative bricks are a great way to leave a legacy or honor a loved one in Reston. Ordering a commemorative brick also supports the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Leave your mark on Reston with a Commemorative Brick at Lake Anne Plaza!

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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.

Happy New Year! Check out what we have in store for 2020! https://www.restonmuseum.org/programs #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #lakeanne #lakeanneplaza #thisplacematters #local #localhistory #museum #history #event #publicprogram

You can learn about Reston's history and read the 1962 Reston Master Plan on our Reston history page! https://www.restonmuseum.org/copy-of-reston-history #tbt #throwbackthursday #reston #Restonhistory #restonmasterplan #thisplacematers

#TBT New Artifact of the Month! Visit the museum to see this wonderful picture of Golf Course Island being developed

Deadline approaching! Order your commemorative brick today and it'll be installed in spring 2020! https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick

Reston Museum's cover photo

#visitorviewpoint "Hermoso Lugar" (Beautiful place) Thank you Mona! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #thisplacematers

Get your copy in the museum or online today! https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop

Take a self-guided tour of Reston's public art! Copies of the Public Art Tour Series: Reston Town Center can be purchased at the #RestonMuseum and at #RestonAssociation.

What a year! We had over 8,000 visitors to the museum and our events, 46 commemorative bricks were installed at Lake Anne Plaza, displayed 13 exhibits including temporary exhibits at the Reston Regional Library, over 2000 volunteer hours donated, 449 artifacts cataloged and we participated in 31 events and programs! We can't wait for 2020! #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #2019 #yearinreview

#TBT The Sunday Star. USGS headquarters would open in 1973. #Throwbackthursday #restonhistory #reston #restonmuseum #thisplacematters

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COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS | Reston | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Commemorative Bricks are only ordered once a year! Don’t miss your chance to leave your mark on Reston! Place your order before Jan 8, 2020! https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #commemorativebrick

restonmuseum.org Commemorative bricks are a great way to leave a legacy or honor a loved one in Reston. Ordering a commemorative brick also supports the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Leave your mark on Reston with a Commemorative Brick at Lake Anne Plaza!

Please call ahead before visiting this week (12/23-12/28) to make sure we are open. Happy Holidays!

#VisitorViewpoint Thank you Kate! We are so glad you love the museum! #RestonMuseum #Reston #RestonHistory #Thisplacematters #Localhistory #LakeAnne

#TBT The Reston Times showing the original layout of Hunters Woods Village Center

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MEMBERSHIP | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

The gift that keeps on giving! Become a lifetime member (or gift someone a lifetime membership) support local history and get a three line brick installed on Lake Anne Plaza in 2020! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmusuem #restonhistory

restonmuseum.org Show your support for Reston by becoming a member of the Reston Historic Trust (RHT)! We share Reston's story through exhibitions, public and educational programming, events, and more. RHT also preserves Reston's history and makes our archives accessible to residents

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Visit Reston Museum to learn about the special place we call home! The Museum Shop has new holiday cards, prints, and ornaments featuring photographs by Charlotte Geary.
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#restonmuseum #charlottegearyphotography #thisplacematters #lifeonlakeanne #reston

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

Looking for the perfect gift? Get your special someone a commemorative brick at Lake Anne Plaza. Bricks will be ordered in early January 2020, on view for Founder's Day April 18, and installed shortly afterward. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #gift #reston #restonmuseum #commemorativebrick #lakeanneplaza #lola #lifeonlakeanne #thisplacematters #museummonday

What do these all have in common? Museum members get discounts at each of these places! Learn more and become a member today at https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmuseum Lake Anne Brew House Kalypso's Sports Tavern New Trail Cycling Studio Reston Museum

#TBT Newbridge Cluster. Opened 1974 Photo by Arvil Daniels. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #cluster

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MEMBERSHIP | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

The gift that keeps on giving! Become a lifetime member (or gift someone a lifetime membership) support local history and get a three line brick installed on Lake Anne Plaza in 2020! https://www.restonmuseum.org/membership #reston #restonmusuem #restonhistory

restonmuseum.org Show your support for Reston by becoming a member of the Reston Historic Trust (RHT)! We share Reston's story through exhibitions, public and educational programming, events, and more. RHT also preserves Reston's history and makes our archives accessible to residents

We're excited for the upcoming survey of Reston's historic places! Staff and members of the board will be attending next week's talk, we hope we will see you there.

Preservationists will survey Reston this fall and winter as part of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Survey. The state and county are holding a joint public information meeting at Rose Gallery of the Lake Anne Reston Community Center on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. to begin the survey process.

More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2qMkWlE

#Reston #EnjoyReston

Our gift shop is ready for you! We have Reston apparel, books, gifts, & more! https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop #reston #restonmuseum #

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Our toy exhibit is still on display! Come check it out!

Is that ... Santa on a boat!? 🎅🛥
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Don't miss the big man's arrival at Lake Anne Plaza today at noon and stick around for fun holiday festivities all day long like cookie decorating, a movie marathon, a craft market and a cool exhibit on toys of the 1960s at the local Reston Museum.
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Gift for the art lover! All about the #publicart of Reston #Reston #RestonMuseum #Publicartreston #gift #museumshop

Looking for the perfect gift? Get your special someone a commemorative brick at Lake Anne Plaza. Bricks will be ordered in early January 2020, on view for Founder's Day April 18, and installed shortly afterward. https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #gift #reston #restonmuseum #commemorativebrick #lakeanneplaza #lola #lifeonlakeanne #thisplacematters #museummonday

Wondering the history behind Reston's street names like Baron Cameron and Wiehle,? Visit the museum to learn more! https://www.restonmuseum.org/contact #reston #restonmuseum #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #restonhistory #wiehle #museummonday

Jingle on the Lake has begun! #lakeanneplaza

Jill is here top sign your copy of Reston A-Z and A Day in Herndon! 11-1pm at the Reston Museum. Hot cider, cookies, activities and more available. Jingle on the Lake

Visit us tomorrow during 11 - 1 pm for Jingle on the Lake and get your Reston A-Z book signed by Jill Vinson , the book's illustrator! Books will be available for purchase #Reston #RestonMuseum #restonatoz #jingleonthelake

Perfect books to explore Reston's outdoors! https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop #reston #resotnmuseum#museugiftshop #gift Bookstagram #restonnature #nature #books #gift #lakeanne #mythsandmonsters #natureofreston

#visitorviewpoint "Reston A-Z is informative and adorable!" Get your copy today! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/book-reston-a-to-z Reston A to Z

Know a fan of Reston's founder Robert E. Simon Jr.? Get them a glass inscribed with Simon's signature and Kristina Alcorn's book all about Simon titled In His Own Words. https://www.restonmuseum.org/shop #reston #RES #restonmuseum #museumshop #robertsimon

Stop by the museum to see our exhibit of 1960s era toys, purchase gifts and holiday cards, and get your copy of Reston A-Z signed by its illustrator Jill Olinger Vinson!

Jingle on the Lake brings fun for all ages to Lake Anne Plaza, Saturday Dec. 7th! Cookie and ornament decorating & live music begin at 10 am. Then get your photos with Santa, who arrives by boat at noon. Merchant specials all day long!
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1639 Washington Plz
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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