‘Early History of Tysons Corner’ Program in Reston Thursday

by Karen Goff September 14, 2016 at 11:30 am 3 Comments

Tysons Corner in the 1960s/Credit: Fairfax County Public Library Historical ArchivesThe Reston Historical Trust kicks off its fall lecture series Thursday with a look at what Tysons Corner was like before it became the edge city it is today.

Reston Historic Trust Chair Shelley Mastran will talk about the role of real estate speculation and the evolution of the Tysons landscape, as dairy farms, orchards, and gravel pits became shopping centers and high-tech office buildings.

The free program is at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.

For more information, contact the Museum at 703-709-7700; e-mail [email protected] or visit www.restonmuseum.org.

Photo of Tysons Corner in the 1960s/Courtesy of Fairfax County Public Library Historical Archives

  • Mike M

    Sounds interesting! I will be at the gym, but is this likely to be taped? Slides available somewhere?

  • Chuck Morningwood

    Q: What was Tyson’s before it became Tyson’s?
    A: The Cow Pie Capitol of the DC Area.

    • Mike M

      People rode minibikes over trails through woods in the 60s.
      Being the highest ground in NoVa it also was a potent western outpost of the most fortified city in the world during the civil war.


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