Each February, the United States celebrates Black History Month, which underscores and celebrates the contributions of African American Culture to the American experience over hundreds of years. Black History Month also examines and highlights the terrible oppression African Americans have experienced during these hundreds of years, and those who fought Continue Reading
Black Focus: The Promise of Change in Reston
Developer Robert E. Simon bought land in the western area of Fairfax County with his development company Palindrome, Inc. in March 1961. He began planning for a new community that brought together the best aspects of rural and urban life. The town he created was Reston, and it was one of the Continue Reading
Reston@50 A new digital exhibition on the history of Reston!
Reston, Virginia celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in April 2014, and SC&A has created a new digital exhibition on Reston’s history. Named Reston@50, the Omeka-based exhibition contains eight themed exhibits and more than one hundred exhibit items from the University Libraries’ collections pertaining to Reston. The exhibition is part of a Continue Reading
Every year during Preservation Week, Lene Palmer our retiring preservation librarian has installed an exhibition in Fenwick Library highlighting preservation tips and techniques. This year is no different. Join us tomorrow for an exhibition reception complete with food and drink in Fenwick Library’s A and C wings. In addition to Continue Reading
Lights, Camera, Reston!
This past autumn the Reston Association filmed a short informational piece about our Planned Community Archives, in which there is a great deal of materials related to the town of Reston, Virginia. Around minute 3:30 is when it begins. You can see our reading room and “the cage” where we Continue Reading