Green from the Start: A History of Gardening in Greenbelt Opened August 1

Visitors enjoy the opening day of the Green from the Start exhibition, August 1, 2010.

The Museum’s latest exhibition, Green from the Start: A History of Gardening in Greenbelt opened Sunday, August  1.  A reception was held from 1:30pm to 3pm and we estimate that over 100 people attended! Visitors to the exhibit can see artifacts from Greenbelt’s early history in the late 1930s, learn about Victory Gardens and canning, and reminisce about the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  A final section in the exhibition explores the community’s renewed interest in gardening, canning, and all things “green.” Kids are invited to “make” their own salads with vegetable rubber stamps.

Some of the artifacts on display in the Green from the Start exhibition.

The exhibition will be on view in the Recreation Department’s Community Center gallery until early November 2010. In mid November 2010, the exhibition will move to the Greenbelt Museum’s gallery space across from the front desk in the Community Center and will remain on view until early 2012.  The exhibition is sponsored by Prince George’s County Council member for the 4th District Ingrid Turner, the Greenbelt Community Foundation, the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum and the City of Greenbelt.   For more information, email the Museum Director at greenbeltmuseum@gmail.com or give us a call at 301-507-6582.  Normal hours for the exhibition are Monday-Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm and on Sundays from 9:00am-7:00pm.

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