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Greenbelt Museum The Greenbelt Museum allows visitors to experience Greenbelt’s beauty and rich history through tours of an historic home, award-winning exhibits, public lectures, educational programs for children, and walking tours of the historic town.
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New #museumfromhome about how Victory Gardens are inspiring COVID-19 gardens! https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museu...
04/15/2020
#Museumfromhome Victory Gardens Inspire COVID-19 Gardens

New #museumfromhome about how Victory Gardens are inspiring COVID-19 gardens!

https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome-victory-gardens-inspire-covid-19-gardens

War gardens were first planted during WWI to ease pressure on the US food supply. The country’s first priority then was to feed troops fighting abroad and to assist with food shortages in war-torn Europe. Towards the end of WWI these war gardens were sometimes called “victory gardens,” a name ...

New #Museumfromhome  Happy Spring Holidays from all of us at the Greenbelt Museum! #stayhomestaysafehttps://www.greenbel...
04/10/2020
#Museumfromhome Easter and Passover Celebrations in Greenbelt

New #Museumfromhome Happy Spring Holidays from all of us at the Greenbelt Museum! #stayhomestaysafe

https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/
museumfromhome-easter-and-passover-celebrations-in-greenbelt

If you are struggling to find eggs to dye for the coming Easter Holiday, know that this isn’t the first time this has been an issue. Back in 1943, in very early Greenbelt days, colored eggs for the popular Easter Egg Hunt just weren’t possible to make. Food shortages were the reality during the ...

New #museumfromhome - taking a look at reinvented posters from WWII! https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome...
04/09/2020
#Museumfromhome We Can Do It / Wash Your Hands!

New #museumfromhome - taking a look at reinvented posters from WWII!

https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome-we-can-do-it---wash-your-hands

After writing about citizen mask making last week and how it reminded me of WWII efforts on the home front, I’m now seeing lots of references to WWII in connection with the fight against COVID-19. The idea that everyone must work together to beat the enemy was promoted heavily then, as now. More a...

New #museumfromhome - Some of today’s efforts to fight the pandemic are reminiscent of WWII. Read more here:https://www....
04/02/2020
#Museumfromhome Sewing for Victory

New #museumfromhome - Some of today’s efforts to fight the pandemic are reminiscent of WWII. Read more here:

https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome-sewing-for-victory

As experts debate the efficacy of more widespread mask-wearing to potentially help stop the coronavirus pandemic, I’m inspired by stories from all over the world of citizens taking action. In the Czech Republic, for instance, citizens there made millions of cloth masks in a matter of days. Read ab...

Today's #museumfromhome - all about Greenbrook, the Green Town that was never built! https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/pos...
03/31/2020
#Museumfromhome Greenbrook

Today's #museumfromhome - all about Greenbrook, the Green Town that was never built!

https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome-greenbrook

Greenbelt was one of three Green Towns built by the Resettlement Administration in the second half of the 1930s as part of FDR's New Deal. The other two were Greendale, Wisconsin, and Greenhills, Ohio. A fourth, Greenbrook, was planned for New Jersey, near Bound Brook, but its construction was initi...

We’d normally be welcoming our first visitors about now for our Sunday open hours - and we’d just done a spring display!...
03/29/2020

We’d normally be welcoming our first visitors about now for our Sunday open hours - and we’d just done a spring display! In addition to Easter bunnies, we have a few items for Passover as well, a Seder plate and a vintage Maxwell House Haggadah. We hadn’t put those on display yet, but we’ll post pics in April. Stay safe, everyone. Look for a new #museumfromhome from us tomorrow.

Today’s #museumfromhome is about one of my favorite topics - the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair! https://www.greenbeltmuseum....
03/26/2020
#Museumfromhome 1933 Chicago World's Fair

Today’s #museumfromhome is about one of my favorite topics - the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair!

https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome-1933-chicago-world-s-fair

Government officials broke ground on the Greenbelt project in 1935, just a year after the Century of Progress International Exposition, or Chicago World's Fair, (1933-1934) ended. Though Greenbelt is more often associated with the New York World's Fair of 1939, there's no doubt that the 1933 fair, w...

Lots of good info in this newsletter from Preservation Maryland. And Happy Maryland Day!
03/25/2020
Happy Maryland Day!

Lots of good info in this newsletter from Preservation Maryland. And Happy Maryland Day!

No aspect or corner of Maryland’s economy will be unscathed by the economic downturn caused by the current pandemic – and it is critically important that Maryland’s museums and historic sites are supported as the nation plans for recovery.

03/25/2020
PGAAMCC Virtual Museum Tour

Some of neighbor Museums are doing really cool things while we're all closed! Check out what the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center is up to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ACWIlQnTXM&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=PGAAMCC+Supporters&utm_campaign=0598dc3ba4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_13_03_41_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5c45267cd3-0598dc3ba4-134610529

Join us for a virtual mini tour of David Cassidy's exhibit "Race, Religion & Revolt". Since you can't come to us, we're bringing the museum to you right now!...

Did you catch the Greenbelt segment that was part of 10 Towns That Changed America when it ran on PBS a few years ago? T...
03/23/2020
#MuseumFromHome 10 Towns That Changed America

Did you catch the Greenbelt segment that was part of 10 Towns That Changed America when it ran on PBS a few years ago? The segment is just five minutes - now is a great time to catch up on things like that! #Museumfromhome
https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/post/museumfromhome-10-towns-that-changed-america

If you're anything like me, you have a long list of articles, shows, movies, books, and podcasts that you missed but would love to catch up on. Maybe the series, 10 That Changed America, produced by Chicago public television station WTTW was one you missed -? The section on Greenbelt was both inform...

03/17/2020
‪The Greenbelt Museum Historic House at 10B Crescent is closed until further notice. For up to date information about Co...
03/15/2020

‪The Greenbelt Museum Historic House at 10B Crescent is closed until further notice. For up to date information about Coronavirus/COVID-19 for @cityofgreenbelt, please visit the city’s site: https://www.greenbeltmd.gov‬. ‪The “Keep Clean” image is a Federal Art Project poster by Erik Hans Krause, created between 1936-1939, Library of Congress/ @librarycongress

For the safety of the community the City of Greenbelt has decided to restrict public access all City Buildings and Facil...
03/13/2020

For the safety of the community the City of Greenbelt has decided to restrict public access all City Buildings and Facilities as of Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. To read the full message, please visit www.greenbeltmd.gov

The Museum & Coronavirus We are committed to keeping our visitors, volunteers, and staff safe and healthy. We plan to ma...
03/12/2020

The Museum & Coronavirus

We are committed to keeping our visitors, volunteers, and staff safe and healthy. We plan to maintain our regular Sunday hours, 1-5pm until we are notified otherwise by the City of Greenbelt. We have hand sanitizer available at the Museum gift shop which is the first stop for all visitors and we will continually wipe down high touch surfaces. We have asked both our volunteers and our staff to please stay home if they are sick. Due to our small size and our heavy reliance on volunteers to staff the Museum house on Sundays, we may need to close the house unexpectedly if we are short staffed. Up to date information about the status of the Museum house will be available on our website at www.greenbeltmuseum.org. We thank you in advance for your understanding!

The image is a Federal Art Project poster by Erik Hans Krause, created between 1936-1939, Library of Congress.

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to ...
03/08/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to check out our shop for that perfect gift! greenbeltmuseum.org/visit

We're so excited to announce that we were chosen to participate in Giant's Community Bag Program! Please share and help ...
03/02/2020

We're so excited to announce that we were chosen to participate in Giant's Community Bag Program! Please share and help us spread the word. The promotion is only for the month of March!

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to ...
03/01/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to check out our shop for that perfect gift! greenbeltmuseum.org/visit

Great article from The National Trust for Historic Preservation about a Garden City-inspired apartment community in Cali...
02/28/2020
California Dream: Lincoln Place Apartments | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Great article from The National Trust for Historic Preservation about a Garden City-inspired apartment community in California. It's from the 1950s, so later than Greenbelt, but there are many parallels in terms of design and, perhaps most importantly, in terms of citizen activism.

The dedicated residents of a Midcentury Modern apartment complex in Los Angeles achieve their aim of saving their longtime home.

We regret to announce that the Black History Month event, Desegregating Greenbelt, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 22 ...
02/19/2020

We regret to announce that the Black History Month event, Desegregating Greenbelt, scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 22 from 2-4pm has been postponed. The two panelists who had direct experience with desegregating Greenbelt have now both had to cancel due to health reasons. The panelists as well as our moderator, Monica Montgomery, Director of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, are willing to participate at a later date. Please stay tuned for more information. As soon as we have a new date, we will announce it. The Greenbelt Black History Month Committee and the Greenbelt Museum, cosponsors of the event, apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may have caused. There is another Black History Month event happening on Saturday that may be of interest. It is a public meeting of the Prince George’s County Lynching Memorial Committee. For information, visit their website,
https://www.mdlynchingmemorial.org/events.

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to ...
02/16/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to check out our shop for that perfect gift! greenbeltmuseum.org/visit

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to ...
02/09/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to check out our shop for that perfect gift! greenbeltmuseum.org/visit

‪The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is re-opening tomorrow after our month-long hiatus. Stop by and see our in-house ex...
02/01/2020

‪The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is re-opening tomorrow after our month-long hiatus. Stop by and see our in-house exhibit “Be Our Valentine” that looks at love in the 1930s-40s with vintage cards, funny ads and decorations. https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org/visit‬

2019 is the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus, one of many influences on Greenbelt's architecture. Here's an interesting ...
01/23/2020
A Brief History of Bauhaus Architecture | National Trust for Historic Preservation

2019 is the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus, one of many influences on Greenbelt's architecture. Here's an interesting overview from the National Trust.

https://savingplaces.org/stories/a-brief-history-of-bauhaus-architecture?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekl#.XinaGzJKiM8

On the 100th anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus school in Germany, we take a look at its history and its legacy in the United States.

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will...
01/19/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will resume on Feb. 2. greenbeltmuseum.org

Join us tomorrow Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm for our first lecture of 2020! Isabelle Gournay and Mary Corbin Sies will tell us al...
01/15/2020

Join us tomorrow Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm for our first lecture of 2020! Isabelle Gournay and Mary Corbin Sies will tell us all about iconic planned communities and sign their new book afterwards! greenbeltmuseum.org/lecture

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will...
01/12/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will resume on Feb. 2. greenbeltmuseum.org

Please join us on Jan. 16 at 7:30pm for our first lecture of 2020! Greenbelt scholars Mary Corbin Sies and Isabelle Gour...
01/10/2020

Please join us on Jan. 16 at 7:30pm for our first lecture of 2020! Greenbelt scholars Mary Corbin Sies and Isabelle Gournay will discuss their new book about iconic planned communities. greenbeltmuseum.org/lecture

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will...
01/05/2020

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will resume on Feb. 2. https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org‬

‪Starting today, the Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our ...
12/29/2019

‪Starting today, the Greenbelt Museum Historic House will be open by appointment only through the month of January. Our Sunday hours will resume on Feb. 2. https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org‬

‪The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY. The Historic House will be open by appointment only starting Dec. 29...
12/22/2019

‪The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY. The Historic House will be open by appointment only starting Dec. 29 and we’ll be closed the month of January. We will re-open on Feb. 2.‬

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY. Starting Dec. The Historic House will be open by appointment only sta...
12/22/2019

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY. Starting Dec. The Historic House will be open by appointment only starting Dec. 29 as we’ll be closed the month of January. We will re-open on Feb. 2.

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is OPEN today from 1-5 pm. We are closed during the month of January, so don’t miss ...
12/15/2019

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is OPEN today from 1-5 pm. We are closed during the month of January, so don’t miss your chance to visit us and grab that perfect last-minute holiday gift! greenbeltmuseum.org/visit

‪If you stop by the Greenbelt Community Center, make sure that you check out our display case on the first floor featuri...
12/12/2019

‪If you stop by the Greenbelt Community Center, make sure that you check out our display case on the first floor featuring all things Greenbelt Museum! https://www.greenbeltmuseum.org‬

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to ...
12/08/2019

The Greenbelt Museum Historic House is open TODAY from 1 to 5 pm. Stop through to see our 1930s gem and don’t forget to check out our shop for that perfect gift! greenbeltmuseum.org/visit

‪Tonight is Deco the Halls, our free annual holiday open house with tours of the Greenbelt Museum Historic House at 10B!...
12/06/2019

‪Tonight is Deco the Halls, our free annual holiday open house with tours of the Greenbelt Museum Historic House at 10B! Stop by and see the House decked out for the holidays and find a great gift in our shop afterwards (or before...we’re not picky)! greenbeltmuseum.org/events

This weekend the Greenbelt Museum will have a pop-up shop at the Greenbelt Festival of Lights Art & Craft Fair. We’ll ha...
12/05/2019

This weekend the Greenbelt Museum will have a pop-up shop at the Greenbelt Festival of Lights Art & Craft Fair. We’ll have Greenbelt-themed books and items and fun retro toys for that perfect gift. Stop by and say “Hi!” to us! greenbeltmuseum.org

This Friday is Deco the Halls, our free annual holiday open house with tours of our Historic House at 10B! Holiday decor...
12/04/2019

This Friday is Deco the Halls, our free annual holiday open house with tours of our Historic House at 10B! Holiday decorations? Check. Sparkly lights? We've got 'em. Unique gifts? Check! You? Well, we'll see you there! greenbeltmuseum.org/2019holidayevents

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10 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD
20770

Take the C2 Metro Bus from the Greebelt Station of the Metro's Green Line. We are a short walk down Crescent Road from the Roosevelt Center which is also on Crescent Road. Our museum is roughly across the street from the Greenbelt Library next to the intersection of Westway and Crescent Road. For directions from Capital Beltway see our website.

Opening Hours

Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(301) 507-6582

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We need your help. The Village of Greenhills will be tearing down more townhouses. Please write Greenhills Mayor David Moore and express your comments and concerns. https://www.greenhillsohio.us/index.php/component/rsform/form/9-council-mayor