Research: Looking for Descendants

Are you a descendant of one of the early African American families who lived on the land that is now Historic Greenbelt? Or do you have knowledge of African American workers who helped build Greenbelt? Please contact us. We would love to hear your stories!

And about the photo above (by Carl Mydans): The gentleman in the picture is a hod carrier who worked on the Greenbelt project in July 1936. He is holding a hod, which is used to transport bricks and mortar at construction sites.

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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.