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.