From the Director: The Three Rs

We give tours to dozens of college students each year. Most of them come primarily to learn about Greenbelt history, but some of my favorite groups are here not just to learn about the history but also to learn about working in museums and historic sites and what makes some successful and others less so. These discussions go in many different directions, but I always eventually end up getting to what I call the Three R's: Responsibility, Relevance, and Revenue. We have an essential responsibility when we work in museums to share the stories of the communities we serve as honestly as possible, including as many voices as possible, and attempting to assist the community in identifying what is

Mapping Racism Lecture

As part of our Fall Greenbelt Museum Lecture Series, on Oct. 17 we presented a lecture by Stuart Eisenberg of the Hyattsville CDC (HCDC) to speak about their "Mapping Racism" project. Mapping Racism was a multi-faceted project that examined the historic use of racially-restricted deed covenants in the area.Mapping Racism employed dance, theatrical experiences and a series of workshops to focus on remnant, built structures with legacies of segregation and speaks to how local communities coped with them. Eisenberg shared primary source materials and photographs to illustrate the systemic methods use to segregate and divide communities such as Hyattsville and spoke to Greenbelt's own segregated

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Historic House


The Museum is currently closed with all staff working remotely, but check our blog and join us as we #MuseumFromHome

10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open Sundays 1-5 pm

Admission $5 or under

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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


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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.