Reston Museum


Editorial Review

The story of Reston lies all around this sprawling suburb, but to find a definitive history of how this town came to be and what it may become, visit the Reston Museum. A one-room showcase located in the Lake Anne Village Center, the museum centers on the growth of Reston in the 35 years since its introduction as a New Town experiment in 1965.

Displays include photographs, maps and architectural plans and models. Area students compile extensive oral histories from various Reston residents, which are then transcribed, bound and exhibited. A series of oral histories even inspired a quilt now hanging in the museum.

The Reston Museum also features an array of works by area artists and artisans available for sale in the museum shop. Items include pottery, watercolors, photographs and prints.

-- Maura McCarthy