Past Events

January 19, 7:30pm, Film Screening   

Jersey Homesteads:  In the Architectural Vanguard 


Join us to view Jersey Homesteads: In the Architectural Vangaurd, a documentary by Ben Johnson, that explores the origins and Bauhaus-inspired architecture of a New Deal community built in New Jersey 1936-1938.  The original town consisted of 200 homes and was built to house Jewish garment workers from New York City who would work and farm the rural cooperative. The film features archival materials, present-day footage, and interviews with  original residents. The film was funded by the Roosevelt Arts Project, 2008.


Lectures take place in the Greenbelt  Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD 20770 and are free and open the public. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the current exhibit, The Knowing Hands That Carve This Stone: The New Deal Art of Lenore Thomas Straus and is sponsored by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

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.