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PLEASE NOTE: The Greenbelt Museum’s historic house is closed until further notice.  There was a significant water event in early October. The collection is secure, but assessment and repairs to the house are ongoing.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Our exhibition in the Greenbelt Community Center remains open and we are offering a walking tour on Sundays (please see below). 

Greenbelt, Maryland is a National Historic Landmark planned community built in 1937 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. One of three green towns established during the Great Depression, the project put struggling Americans to work, provided low-income housing in the Washington, D.C. region and was a bold experiment in town planning and cooperative living. The Greenbelt Museum allows visitors to experience Greenbelt’s beauty and rich history through tours of our historic home, exhibits, public lectures, educational programs for children, and walking tours of the historic community. We invite you to explore!

HOURS      PLEASE NOTE: The Greenbelt Museum’s historic house is closed until further notice.  There was a significant water event in early October. The collection is secure, but assessment and repairs to the house are ongoing.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

WALKING TOUR   Beginning this Sunday, October 16, the Museum will offer a walking tour in lieu of house tours, since the Museum is currently closed. These weekly walking tours will last up to one hour and include information about Greenbelt’s architectural styles, New Deal-era sculptures, and philosophies of cooperative living that influenced Greenbelt’s design. On Sundays in October and November (except for Thanksgiving Sunday), visitors are invited to meet at 10B Crescent Road—the museum’s house—at 1pm. First, visitors will view a short film about Greenbelt’s history, then a museum docent will guide visitors along Greenbelt’s pedestrian pathways. Each participant is asked to pay $5.00 at the time of the tour. In the event of rain, the walking tours will be canceled. Please call 240-542-2064 or check the Greenbelt Museum’s Facebook page for updated information about weather related cancellations. The decision to cancel due to rain will be made by 10 am on Sunday morning.

CLOSED – Historic House located at 10B Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 is open Sundays 1pm-5pm for guided tours except for major holidays and in January. The museum house is open by appointment only in January. Admission is $3.  To schedule a group tour, please click here.

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Our latest exhibition!  The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus opened in June 2015. The exhibit examines the life and work of New Deal era sculptor, Lenore Thomas Straus. Click here for more information about the exhibit. Greenbelt Community Center, open Monday-Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 10am-7pm. Free.

 

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