2018 Lecture Series

Lecture & Booksigning with Cathy D. Knepper & Lucy Foronda Dirksen

Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:30pm

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Join us as we welcome historian and author, Cathy Knepper, and Greenbelt artist and teacher, Lucy Foronda Dirksen, to share their newly published book, Patches and the Baby Bunny. Knepper set the story on the grounds of one of her favorite places, the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library, and it features Eleanor Roosevelt, someone about whom Knepper has written extensively. The story was inspired by the author’s own cat’s interactions with a baby rabbit, and Dirksen illustrated it with watercolors that capture the look and feel of the real life setting.


Knepper and Dirksen will discuss how the book came together and Dirksen will display some of the original works of art that she created to illustrate the book. This lecture begins at 6:30pm, an earlier start time than our normal 7pm, so that  families with school-aged children can attend. The book will also be for sale at the event. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt. 

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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