The Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum are exploring the early history
of Reston. The Reston Museum is producing another free program in January 24, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, to be presented at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston
Community Center - Lake Anne, titled: “Building Community in Reston: Civic Organizations and Culture.” For more information, call the Reston Museum
at 703-709-7700, email email@example.com, or visit ww.restonmuseum.org.
One of the most important items that Robert E. Simon, Jr., fostered when he
founded Reston was a sense of community. The goal was to establish a place where everyone mattered, had a sense of belonging, and was able to serve. With that in mind, in 1964 he hired Jane Wilhelm to head up the effort to create the infrastructure of community.
On Jan. 24, the Reston Historic Trust (Reston Museum) will continue its "History of Reston" series focusing on the efforts of Jane Wilhelm, Embry Rucker, Priscilla Ames and others who helped establish a sense of place, not just a place to live. The focus of the talk and panel discussion will cover everything from schools, churches, elderly housing, the arts, thefounding of the community center, library, day care, and the spirit of volunteerism.
Presenters: A panel of local residents from the 1960s including Lynn Lilienthal, Mike Horwatt, Ron Kamstra, Peter McCandless, and Ron & Pat Taylor, along with Loren Bruce.
Loren has a Masters in Urban & Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia, was an urban planner with Fairfax County, and is currently in charge
of special projects at the Museum.