About the 10A Crescent Project

The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum Board (FOGM) and museum staff are hard at work planning the transformation of 10A Crescent (the home on the right in the photo) from a residence to a Visitor and Education Center. The new center will be established at 10A Crescent, the unit next door to the Museum’s historic house.

 

The former home of the Dwyer family, long-time residents of Greenbelt, 10A Crescent is directly next door to the Museum's historic house. The City of Greenbelt purchased the home in early 2016 and FOGM is currently fundraising so that the transformation can begin.

Future Site of the the Greenbelt Museum Visitor and Education Center

Transforming 10A

Neighborhood Design Center rendering of 10A Crescent, future home of the new Greenbelt Museum Education and Visitor Center.

In 2017, the FOGM Board enlisted the help of the Neighborhood Design Center. We knew that trying to fit a visitor center, exhibit space, archives, offices and a gift shop in a typically-sized Greenbelt Homes Incorporated-house would not be easy! 

The Neighborhood Design Center created plans and renderings based on feedback from Museum staff, the FOGM Board, and many other stakeholders. This portion of the project was funded by a grant awarded to FOGM from the Maryland State Department of Housing and Community Development. The plans detail creative solutions to challenges inherent in transforming a residence into a public facility.

 

For instance, NDC suggests establishing an ADA-compliant main entrance that is accessible to all on the garden-side of the house. The 10A garage will be converted into a film room, so that visitors can view our short orientation film without being disturbed by subsequently arriving visitors or groups. The former living room will be an exhibit hall and the kitchen and dining room will be combined into one large learning lab, which will allow groups more space for hands-on educational exploration. They also propose changes to the upstairs to create a larger space for the research room and staff offices. To receive regular updates on the project, join our email list by clicking here

Give Today to 10A!

With your support, the Greenbelt Museum can achieve its goal of transforming 10A into a new Education and Visitor Center. This expansion will allow us to bring you more programming and share the stories of Greenbelt's history and community in new and exciting ways. In addition to regular donations, we are also accepting donation pledges as well. 

Naming Opportunities

The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, Inc. is seeking major donors who wish to give significant contributions to fund exhibit design and construction in the new Greenbelt Museum Visitor and Education Center, and have their names affixed to one of the Museum’s newly expanded spaces. Not often do benefactors get such meaningful opportunities to see their names in an inspiring community building and, by doing so, achieve public recognition of their generosity and community spirit. Your gift will be celebrated at the Greenbelt Museum’s Visitor and Education Center formal grand opening and naming ceremony. Here is a current list of available naming opportunities. 

Tax Credit Program

The FOGM Board is pleased to announce that the organization was selected to participate in the State of Maryland’s Community Investment Tax Credit Program. If you donate $500-$2,500 towards the 10A project, you may be eligible to receive a state income tax credit worth 50% of your donation. However, there are a limited number of tax credits available, so please contact us today if you are interested in contributing, 301-507-6582 or director@greenbeltmuseum.org

With your support, the Greenbelt Museum can achieve its goals of expanding and transforming 10A!

Submit this form to find out more about how!

Visitor Information

Historic House

The Historic House is OPEN Sunday, Nov. 10

10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open Sundays 1-5pm

Admission $5 or under

Contact us to visit or book  tours on other days!

Exhibition Gallery

 

Lenore Thomas Straus Exhibit

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Rd. 

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open M-Sat 9am-10pm, 

Sundays 10am-7pm

Greenbelt Museum Office


15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

301-507-6582 

info@greenbeltmuseum.org

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