2020 Lecture Series

2020 Greenbelt Lecture Series

January 16, 2020 at 7:30 pm

To help us plan accordingly for the book signing, please reserve your copy of the book, Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change, today by filling out the form below. The price of the book is $50, payable the night of lecture. Thank you!

Reserve a Copy of the Book! 

Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change

Lecture & Book Signing

Join Mary Corbin Sies and Isabelle Gournay (along with Robert Freestone), editors of the new book Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change. In the history of planning, the design of an entire community prior to its construction is among the oldest traditions. Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change explores the 21st-century fortunes of planned communities around the world. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, the editors and contributors examine what happened to planned communities after their glory days had passed and they became vulnerable to pressures of growth, change, and even decline.

Mary Corbin Sies and Isabelle Gournay will be signing books after the lecture. Reserve your copy today!


Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD



Sponsored by Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt

**Free, but you must sign up for a free ticket via Eventbrite.com. Limited seating will be available at the event for those who do not purchase one via Eventbrite.**

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.