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

#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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Book: "Reston, Virginia" | restonmuseum

A top three favorite! This quality paperback book explores the history of Robert E. Simon, Jr.'s award-winning planned community of Reston, Virginia through photographs. Get your copy today! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/reston-book #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #restonvirginia #restonva #fairfax #virginia

restonmuseum.org This quality paperback book explores the history of Robert E. Simon, Jr.'s award-winning planned community of Reston, Virginia through photographs. Compiled & Published by Reston Historic Trust & Museum. 2015. 56 Pages.

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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

Check out our exhibit case next time you visit! The Dedication of Reston now on exhibit. #reston #restonhistory #restonmuseum #restonva #dedication Image from The Reston Times, featured in the exhibit.

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

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Join our August At-Home Cardboard Challenge for a chance to win a Nova Labs trophy, museum membership, and chance to display your creation in the museum! Our event has been featured in The Connection: http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/aug/11/reston-pride-runs-deep-water-or-not/

Progress pic of Cardboard Bob from Julia! All month long you can participate in our Cardboard Challenge. Learn more at restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge #reston #restonmuseum #cardboardchallenge #restonva

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

Need supplies for our August At-Home Cardboard Challenge? Stop by the museum and get ducttape and cardboard! While supplies last. Learn more at restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge #reston #restonva #cardboardchallenge #restonvirginia #fairfax

#TBT Featured Jane Wilhelm. Learn about the women pioneers of Reston on our website https://www.restonmuseum.org/women-pioneers-of-reston. #reston #restonmuseum #throwbackthursday #restonhistory #restonva #restonvirginia #womenpioneers

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 #museummonday

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COMMEMORATIVE BRICKS | Reston | Reston Historic Trust & Museum

Celebrate your amazing sister this #nationalsistersday with a commeorative brick! https://www.restonmuseum.org/bricks #reston #restonva #restonmuseum #commeorativebrick #sisters

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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#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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Reston DVD "Another Way of Living" | restonmuseum

This documentary gives a wonderful look in Reston's past and present. Founder Robert E. Simon, Jr. featured! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/reston-dvd-another-way-of-living #reston #restonmuseum #restonhistory #anotherwayofliving #restonva #restonvirginia #fairfax

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

Take part in our 2020 At-Home Cardboard Challenge! This August, create your favorite Reston place, landmark, or boat for your favorite Reston lake out of cardboard and duck tape and share your creation with us! Participants should email images or a video of their cardboard creation to [email protected] or tag @restonmuseum on twitter, facebook, or instagram. Register at https://www.restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge for a chance to have your creation exhibited inside the Reston Museum during October 2020 and a chance to receive a one-of-a-kind trophy from NovaLabs. Registration is not required to participate in the challenge but only those who register will be considered for the exhibit and award. Those selected will be notified in September 2020. Event is sponsored by The Kensington Reston #restonmuseum #reston #cardboardchallenge #fairfax #restonva #Restonvirginia

#funfriday Inlet Cluster brochure #reston #restonva #restonvirginia #fairfax #inletcluster

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

#TBT Concept drawing for Reston Town Center. #restonmuseum #restonhistory #restonlandcorporation #restonva #restonvirginia #fairfax #thorwbackthursday

We're gathering supplies for our August Cardboard Challenge! Looks like we are missing a key component! 😅 Join the fun! https://www.restonmuseum.org/cardboardchallenge #restonmuseum #reston #restonva #restoncardboardchallenge #cardboard

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Reston Signature Ball Cap | restonmuseum

Perfect for the over 55 miles of trails in Reston! Get yours online or in the museum! https://www.restonmuseum.org/product-page/ball-cap-with-reston-logo #reston #restonmuseum #hat #summer

restonmuseum.org Our Reston Signature Ball Cap is one size fits all with an adjustable strap. 100% cotton. Blue

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1639 Washington Plz
Reston, VA
20190-4305

General information

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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