The Greenbelt Museum includes an original International Style house near the town's center that is restored and furnished with objects from the period of 1936-1946. The furniture on display was designed and built to fit these homes by the New Deal's Special Skills Division.
The home also includes objects associated with everyday life of a middle-class family during these years such as Fiesta ware and depression glass dishware, kitchen utensils, children's toys, clothes, and linens. The walls are hung with original architectural renderings and artwork of Greenbelt created by New Deal artists and architects.
Tours of the house provide visitors with a view of home life for ordinary Americans of modest means during the Great Depression and World War II.The house is open Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., and by special request. For special tours please cal 301-507-6582.
Museum Exhibits at the Community Center
The Greenbelt Museum presents interpretive exhibitions in the Art Deco-style Community Center at 15 Crescent Road. The Center's outer wall features dramatic friezes depicting the preamble to the Constitution created by New Deal sculptress Lenore Thomas Strauss. Exhibitions explore topics such as domestic arts, and Greenbelt's architecture.
Next to the main office, the exhibition gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 23, Kenilworth Avenue (MD Route 201) North.
- Turn right on Crescent Road.
- Follow Crescent Road for 1.5 miles, past the Fire House, the Municipal Building and the Community Center.
- The Museum is at 10-B Crescent Road.
- Parking is available on the street and behind the Greenbelt Library.
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10-B Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770