Black History Month #2 - Rossville Rural Development

We’re doing a fact a day in honor of Black History Month! We hope you’ll follow along!

Resettlement Administration Map of Greenbelt plan as published in Greenbelt Towns, a booklet promoting the idea of the Green Towns, dated 1936.

Early plans for Greenbelt included an area to be set aside for Black families which was to be called the Rossville Rural development. This proved to be too controversial, however, and the plans were dropped. Read more about it in our blog post from last year.

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Historic House


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10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Open Sundays 1-5 pm

Admission $5 or under

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Lenore Thomas Straus Exhibit

Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Rd. 

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Sundays 10am-7pm

Greenbelt Museum Office

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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.