Holiday Events

#GivingTuesday, DECEMBER 3

Help us kick off our year-end fundraising campaign on December 3 by visiting our Facebook page on #GivingTuesday!

Your donation supports the Museum's lecture series, exhibits, student visits, tours for visitors both local and international, and the preservation of Greenbelt's important history. Help us to keep sharing the New Deal ideals under which Greenbelt was founded: decent housing, green space, walkability, cooperative living and more. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. And on Giving Tuesday Dec. 3, Facebook and PayPal will MATCH a total of $7 Million in donations.

The Museum is a partnership between the City of Greenbelt and the 501(c)3 not for profit Friends of the Greenbelt Museum. Our mission: to be 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. Thank you so much for your support!


Deco the Halls Open House, DECEMBER 6

Greenbelt Museum Historic House

Join us at the Museum's Historic House at 10-B Crescent immediately after the City’s tree lighting, Friday, December 6 from 7-9pm to see Deco the Halls, an exhibit of art deco and vintage holiday decorations. Take a quick free tour of the house, get a sense of how the holidays were celebrated in the '30s and '40s, and take in how the house sparkles and glows at night. Then peruse the gift shop, freshly stocked with new holiday merchandise. House and gift shop open 7-9 pm. FREE! For more information, call 240-542-2064.


Festival of Lights, DECEMBER 7-8
Greenbelt Community Center, Room 114

Shop small, shop local at Greenbelt's Festival of Lights, a juried art and craft fair. We'll be there, too, with tables full of vintage inspired toys, books, Greenbelt ornaments, cards, and much more. The sale takes place Saturday, December 7 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, December 8 from 10am-4pm. Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Free admission! 


Visitor Information

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

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


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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.