Week in Reston

Week in Reston

Reston Museum Presents Program on Civil War.

As part of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War (Sesquicentennial), the Reston Historic Trust and the Reston Museum are exploring early history Reston. The Reston Museum is producing another free program, to be presented on Thursday, July 26, 7- 9 p.m., at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center - Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza in Reston.

For more information, call the Reston Museum at 703-709-7700, email restonmuseum@gmail.com, or visit www.restonmuseum.org.

The Presentation Includes:

*The aftermath of the Battle of 2nd Manassas (Bull Run)

*The strategic significance of Hunters Mill and Ridge Roads (now Reston Parkway)

*The devastation of the local farms in the area

*Movement of troops through present- day Reston

*The events leading to the Battle of Antietam and what happened to its commanders after the War

*The importance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Presenters: Civil War Historians Jim Anderson and Jim Lewis.

Reston Museum programs are presented with support by the Reston Community Center. Reston Museum is owned and operated by Reston Historic Trust.