About Us

The Greenbelt Museum provides a gateway to the rich history and living legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland, an experimental cooperative community created in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal administration. Greenbelt, now a National Historic Landmark, was designed as a garden suburb that would be a model of modern town planning and cooperative living in America. The Museum offers tours of an original historic home, exhibits, public programs, educational programs for children, and walking tours of the historic town to visitors and the community. The Greenbelt Museum also sponsors a quarterly lecture series that is free and open to all. The lectures explore aspects of the history of the Great Depression and World War II era. 

The Greenbelt Museum is a non-profit        organization and a partnership between the City of Greenbelt and the Friends of the Greenbelt  Museum, a nonprofit 501c-3 organization, which is supported by its members.  The museum was founded by a dedicated group of volunteers and opened in October 1987 on the occasion of the city’s 50th Anniversary. 2017 marked our 30th year!

Mission 

We are a community museum that provides gateways to the New Deal history and living legacy of Greenbelt, Maryland. The Greenbelt Museum inspires residents, students and visitors to explore this planned cooperative community.

 

Vision 

We envision a cooperative society that is inspired and empowered by its awareness of history and uses its knowledge of the past to shape the future.

Staff

Megan Searing Young

Museum Director

301-507-6582

director@greenbeltmuseum.org

 

Sheila Maffay-Tuthill

Education and Volunteer Coordinator

240-542-2064

education@greenbeltmuseum.org

 

 

Lawana Holland-Moore

Operations & Outreach Manager (Contact for Membership Inquiries)

240-542-2064

office@greenbeltmuseum.org

Friends of the Greenbelt Museum

The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum is an organization of volunteers that maintains, staffs, and partially funds the museum throughout the year. Join FOGM and receive free admission to the historic house, invitations to lectures, and exhibition openings, a quarterly newsletter, The Utopian, and know that you are helping to preserve an important piece of both Maryland and U.S. history.  Memberships start at just $35.  Join securely online at GreenbeltMuseum.org!  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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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Preserving and sharing the New Deal history of an experimental planned community built by FDR in suburban Maryland in 1937 and still thriving today.