Reston to Celebrate Founder’s Day, 55th Anniversary, April 6

Reston to Celebrate Founder’s Day, 55th Anniversary, April 6

Reston Historic Trust & Museum announced the celebration of the Founder’s Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 12 – 4 p.m., in memory of founder Robert E. Simon Jr. and the 55th anniversary of Reston, with a full slate of family-friendly activities at Lake Anne Plaza. Founder’s Day will feature children’s activities, including a moon bounce sponsored by Reston Association. Musical entertainment for all ages will be provided by local artists and schools throughout the day. Jeff Morgan will lead a Bob Simon Says game at multiple times of the day. Popcorn and cotton candy will be sold by Reston Association throughout the event. There will also be a guided public art tour around Lake Anne. Visitors are invited to attend an artist talk with Marco Rando, who will discuss his artwork and how Reston has impacted his creative journey. The talk will take place in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery Reston Community Center Lake Anne. Both activities are sponsored by Public Art Reston. Stop by Reston Community Center Lake Anne and preserve your memories of Reston by participating in a workshop led by several of the authors of the book “Memoir Your Way” or recording your Reston memories with NPR’s Storycorps program.

Two special exhibits will also be on display. At the Reston Historic Trust & Museum, an exhibit will showcase the history of the sculpture “Untold Stories” affectionately called “Bronze Bob” located at Lake Anne Plaza, and an exhibition by the League of Reston Artists will be on view in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston Community Center Lake Anne.

A full schedule and activity descriptions will be provided closer to the event and will be available at For more information, contact the Reston Historic Trust & Museum by phone at 703-709-7700 or by email at

Founder’s Day is presented by the Reston Historic Trust & Museum with support from Reston Community Center and co-sponsored by the Reston Association and Public Art Reston. It is hosted by Lake Anne Plaza.