Keeler's World

 The Reston Historic Trust Storefront Museum
1639 Washington Plaza
Reston, VA 20190

Museum hours:
Tues-Fri, Sun: 12-5pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm

Webpage:  Reston Museum

History Lecture

Thursday, January 19, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 PM

As part of its continuing historical programs examining the history of the area, the Reston Historic Trust is conducting a special program on the colonial and early history of the land before Reston came into being. Northern Neck Proprietary Map

    Presentation includes:
  • King Charles II and the Northern Neck Proprietary grants
  • How the land transferred from the Culpeper to the Fairfax family
  • The role of Lord Thomas Fairfax in the creation of Fairfax County and of Great Falls Manor (Reston area)
  • The land purchased by Thornton and the building of the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire railroad
  • What happened to Thornton property after the Civil War

Presenter will be award-winning local historian Karen Washburn – author, past chair of the Fairfax County History Commission and 2nd President of the Great Falls Historical Society. GMU history professor Ted McCord, who specializes in Colonial America and Virginia history, will join Karen for the Q&A period.

Founder's Day - 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012
8th Annual Founder’s Day!
Community Celebration of Reston’s 48th &
Bob Simon’s 98th Birthday

12:00 - 3:00 pm
Lake Anne Village Center
FREE Family Fun

12:00 - 5:00 pm
Reston Museum Open House
Come see our renovated space.

Then join the crowd for the 2nd Annual Reston Founder's Day Treasure Hunt - a two hour adventure discovering Reston's places and history. There will be lots of fun for everyone on the plaza at Lake Anne Village Center, and cake by MallowDrama!
Supported by in part by the Reston Community Center
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