Radical Suburbs Lecture

As part of our 2019 Lecture Series, on July 18 the Greenbelt Museum presented a lecture and book signing by Amanda Kolson Hurley, author of Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City. The book features a chapter on Greenbelt and its history, placing our experimental community in the context of a variety of other suburban experiments. The book is receiving excellent press, including on WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi show. Click here to listen. ​ From the book cover: "American suburbs were once fertile ground for utopian planning, communal living, socially-conscious design, and integrated housing. We have forgotten that we built suburbs like these, such as the co-housing comm

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Historic House

 

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10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open Sundays 1-5 pm

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Lenore Thomas Straus Exhibit

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Rd. 

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

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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.