Presentation Tonight Will Explore How Reston Was Created

by Dave Emke September 20, 2017 at 10:15 am 3 Comments

A pair of local historians will tell the tale of Reston’s early days tonight at Lake Anne Plaza.

Kristina Alcorn and Chuck Veatch will present “Meant to Be: How Reston Almost Wasn’t” at 7 p.m. at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center (1909A Washington Plaza). The public program is being put on by the Reston Historic Trust and Museum.

According to information provided by the museum, the presentation will “delve into the chain of improbable events and the forks in the road that paved the way for the creation of Reston.”

Veatch was a member of Reston’s original development team, coming to the community in 1964 to work with founder Bob Simon and handle Reston’s first home sales. He is also photographer and publisher of the book “The Nature of Reston.”

Alcorn is the author of “In His Own Words: Stories from the Extraordinary Life of Reston’s Founder.” To write the book, she spent two years interviewing Simon.

The program is free, but seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. For more information or to RSVP, call 703-709-7700 or email [email protected].

Photos provided by Reston Historic Trust and Museum. Top, Chuck Veatch with Bob Simon. Bottom, Kristina Alcorn.

  • Mike M

    Fake News:
    Tomorrow night a follow-on presentation will cover how Reston is being destroyed.

    I liked Reston or would not have moved here and stayed for as long as I have. I don’t like what the County is doing to it. But it is pure mythology to claim that it is or was for long even remotely what Bob Simon envisioned.

  • cRAzy

    OR you can come to the Reston community meeting about Reston’s FUTURE and the proposed change in the Reston PRC zoning ordinance. You can’t change history; you may be able to alter our future as proposed by Fairfax County.

    Which is more important to you?

    • Thomas Day

      That’s too much effort. Mike would rather hide behind his keyboard.


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