Reston Museum

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.
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Admission is free! Open as volunteers are available. 501c3

Operating as usual

It's almost time! Stop by and hunt for eggs at the museum and other #Lakeanneplaza stores! Reston Museum opens up at 11 ...
03/27/2021

It's almost time! Stop by and hunt for eggs at the museum and other #Lakeanneplaza stores! Reston Museum opens up at 11 am. #restonmuseum #reston #springintospring #egghunt

Join us Saturday as we Spring into Spring! Children and adults alike can collect eggs at the museum and other Lake Anne ...
03/26/2021

Join us Saturday as we Spring into Spring! Children and adults alike can collect eggs at the museum and other Lake Anne Plaza merchants participating. #restonmuseum #reston #lakeanneplaza #lakeanne #spring

Lake Anne Plaza
03/26/2021
Lake Anne Plaza

Lake Anne Plaza

A great article highlighting the architectural style of Lake Anne Plaza
Read on to hear what the author has to say about our Village and its design.

#throwback 1986 Balloons at Lake Fairfax. #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #lakefairfax #TBT
03/25/2021

#throwback 1986 Balloons at Lake Fairfax. #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #lakefairfax #TBT

Join us for a virtual Founder’s Day on April 10, 2021, by engaging in numerous virtual activities celebrating Reston’s f...
03/24/2021

Join us for a virtual Founder’s Day on April 10, 2021, by engaging in numerous virtual activities celebrating Reston’s founding. We'll be sharing performances, public art highlights, and more on our Youtube channel the day of. We invite you to share your exploration with us with a Selfie with Bob or a short video at your favorite Reston place. Details available at http://bit.ly/3s3cuJd

Local artist Sam LaFever's  Lake Life Series is on exhibit through May! Stop in to see these wonderful prints. https://w...
03/22/2021

Local artist Sam LaFever's Lake Life Series is on exhibit through May! Stop in to see these wonderful prints. https://www.restonmuseum.org/visit #restonmuseum #reston #exhibit #lakelife

We're looking forward to Saturday!
03/22/2021

We're looking forward to Saturday!

Join us next Saturday as we Spring into Spring! Children and adults alike can collect eggs from participating merchants -look for a balloon on their door so you know where to stop. @chesapeakechocolates will host their annual Peeps on the Plaza! Stop by the shop for more info about the Peeps Hunt or to enter your own Peeps diorama! The event will be from 10am-2pm Saturday 3/27
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Join us for a virtual Founder’s Day on April 10, 2021, by engaging in numerous virtual activities celebrating Reston’s f...
03/20/2021
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Join us for a virtual Founder’s Day on April 10, 2021, by engaging in numerous virtual activities celebrating Reston’s founding. We'll be sharing performances, public art highlights, and more on our Youtube channel the day of. We invite you to share your exploration with us with a Selfie with Bob or short video at your favorite Reston place. Learn More http://bit.ly/3s3cuJd #restonmuseum #foundersday #restonhistory #reston

This Founder's Day (April 10) get a sneak peek of the Reston Baby Board Book by hearing a reading of the book on our you...
03/19/2021

This Founder's Day (April 10) get a sneak peek of the Reston Baby Board Book by hearing a reading of the book on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/RestonMuseum/playlists. Thank you to Laurel Learning Center for participating in the very first reading of the book. Pre orders of the book will be available at restonmuseum.org/shop starting April 10. This summer, Reston Baby will be distributed to families with new babies Reston Hospital Center. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible: Reston Community Center, Reston Town Center Association, Friends of the Reston Regional Library, Friends of Reston, and Reston Association.

Our Laurel Learning Center kids were thrilled to get a sneak preview of Reston Baby, a new book spearheaded by Elizabeth English, former Principal of Sunrise Valley Elementary School and written by the Reston Reads Team. The kids shared all the wonderful places in Reston where they play with friends, make memories with their families, and welcome new people to our extraordinary community. Reston Baby debuts on Reston's Founder's Day, 4/10, and will be distributed this summer to families with new babies Reston Hospital Center. The book is sponsored by the Reston Community Center, Reston Town Center Association, Friends of the Reston Regional Library, Friends of Reston, Reston Association, and the Reston Museum

#TBT Express commuter bus sign. #Throwbackthursday #restonmuseum #restonhistory  #fromthearchives #reston #throwback
03/18/2021

#TBT Express commuter bus sign. #Throwbackthursday #restonmuseum #restonhistory #fromthearchives #reston #throwback

We're hoping we are lucky today and hear from you about future programs and exhibits! Today is the last day to take the ...
03/17/2021

We're hoping we are lucky today and hear from you about future programs and exhibits! Today is the last day to take the survey. We appreciate all of your input. Thank you! https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. #restonmuseum #restonmuseum #survey

Survey closing tomorrow! Your ideas will help inform future programs and exhibits. Even if you've never visited the muse...
03/16/2021

Survey closing tomorrow! Your ideas will help inform future programs and exhibits. Even if you've never visited the museum we would love your input! https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. Everyone who completes the survey will receive a 10% discount on items in our gift shop.

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey about future programs and exhibits. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6....
03/13/2021
Reston Museum Program & Exhibit Community Feedback

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey about future programs and exhibits. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. Everyone who completes the survey will receive a 10% discount on items in our gift shop.

We want to hear from you! Let us know what you would like to see in future exhibitions and programs by answering the following 21 questions. We want to know about your familiarity with the museum and our programs/exhibits, what Reston history topics are of interest to you, and what format you prefer...

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey about future programs and exhibits. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6....
03/10/2021

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey about future programs and exhibits. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. Everyone who completes the survey receives a 10% discount on items in our gift shop.

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum for an all virtual program in collaboration with Tephra Institute of Contemporar...
03/09/2021

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum for an all virtual program in collaboration with Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (formerly Greater Reston Arts Center) this Wednesday at 7pm. Account and registration required with Reston Community Center at https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3.

We can't wait for Monday! Join us March 8th at 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in Reston...
03/06/2021

We can't wait for Monday! Join us March 8th at 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in Reston in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. South Lakes High School student, August Rivers, will give a presentation on Reston’s beginning, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A with long-time Restonians who are on the Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s board. After, test your Reston history knowledge in a Kahoot trivia game. Join the fun! March 8th at 2pm via zoom: Advanced registration required, register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduuhrTkrE9R1kcqrbKIVlLOaUGemIc-u

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in ...
03/05/2021

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in Reston in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. South Lakes High School student, August Rivers, will give a presentation on Reston’s beginning, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A with long-time Restonians who are on the Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s board. After, test your Reston history knowledge in a Kahoot trivia game. Join the fun! March 8th at 2pm via zoom: Advanced registration required, register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduuhrTkrE9R1kcqrbKIVlLOaUGemIc-u

#TBT. Not unlike today one of Lake Anne Plaza's first stores was a woman-owned business. Mrs. Harry Donohue ran Gunrun a...
03/04/2021

#TBT. Not unlike today one of Lake Anne Plaza's first stores was a woman-owned business. Mrs. Harry Donohue ran Gunrun a Scandinavian furniture store. #restonmuseum #reston #restonhistory #throwbackthursday

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey about future programs and exhibits. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6....
03/03/2021

We want to hear from you! Take our quick survey about future programs and exhibits. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. Everyone who completes the survey will receive a 10% discount on items in our gift shop.

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in ...
03/02/2021

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in Reston in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. South Lakes High School student, August Rivers, will give a presentation on Reston’s beginning, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A with long-time Restonians who are on the Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s board. After, test your Reston history knowledge in a Kahoot trivia game. Join the fun! March 8th at 2pm via zoom: Advanced registration required, register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduuhrTkrE9R1kcqrbKIVlLOaUGemIc-u?fbclid=IwAR00gyI-QUqPE-nitfFA2Tl5yYnvm_avKr0iy6bdExdmaVxFrum0YrXyYmI

Reston Museum interior Photo by Charlotte Geary Photography
03/02/2021

Reston Museum interior Photo by Charlotte Geary Photography

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in ...
02/27/2021

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in Reston in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. South Lakes High School student, August Rivers, will give a presentation on Reston’s beginning, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A with long-time Restonians who are on the Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s board. After, test your Reston history knowledge in a Kahoot trivia game. Join the fun! March 8th at 2pm via zoom: Advanced registration required, register at https://zoom.us/.../tJwpduuhrTkrE9R1kcqrbKIVlLOaUGemIc-u

Impact our future exhibits and programs! Take the survey. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. Everyone who completes th...
02/26/2021

Impact our future exhibits and programs! Take the survey. https://forms.gle/tjtXufTHs48Rn4Tp6. Everyone who completes the survey will receive a 10% discount on items in our gift shop.

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in ...
02/24/2021

Join the Reston Historic Trust & Museum on March 8th 2pm for a Teen Trivia event to find out what it was like living in Reston in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. South Lakes High School student, August Rivers, will give a presentation on Reston’s beginning, which will be followed by an interactive Q&A with long-time Restonians who are on the Reston Historic Trust & Museum’s board. After, test your Reston history knowledge in a Kahoot trivia game. Join the fun! March 8th at 2pm via zoom: Advanced registration required, register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpduuhrTkrE9R1kcqrbKIVlLOaUGemIc-u?fbclid=IwAR3M5Ic3GHLuPzhiVOvSaUKWLmuP5-Mvt-waG421cyCHPazZMZnzT8dm-H0

Learn about Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art's over 45-year history in Reston during our next program! The program w...
02/24/2021

Learn about Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art's over 45-year history in Reston during our next program! The program will be held on zoom on March 10 7pm. Account and advanced registration required with Reston Community Center. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3 Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Learn about the past and future of Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art during our next program! This free program will ...
02/19/2021

Learn about the past and future of Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art during our next program! This free program will be held on zoom on March 10 7pm. Account and advanced registration required with Reston Community Center. Sign up here:
https://bit.ly/3aSqKx3
Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

02/15/2021

Happy Presidents Day! For Reston's Dedication in 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson said: "In this age of ever-mounting urban growth... the birth of a new town such as Reston is a living influence which invigorates our concepts of urban planning. I extend greetings to all of you as you dedicate the City of Reston."#restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #presidentsday

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake A...
02/10/2021

This Valentines Day give your special someone a gift that will last a lifetime! Commemorative Bricks installed at Lake Anne Plaza is a wonderfully unique gift. Order yours today at restonmuseum.org/bricks. Until February 14, brick orders will include a one-year museum membership and a Valentine's Day ecard upon request.

#Throwback The W&OD.  Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC this Wednesday! "Before 1964: The History ...
02/08/2021

#Throwback The W&OD. Learn more during our upcoming virtual program with RCC this Wednesday! "Before 1964: The History of Reston's Predecessors" Registration required: http://bit.ly/2Y6XWuK #restonmuseum #restonhistory #reston #wiehle #wod #bowman

Address

1639 Washington Plz
Reston, VA
20190-4305

RIBS & Fairfax Connector buses

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

Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(703) 709-7700

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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.