Greenbelt Museum’s Historic House Closed Sunday, August 28, as Irene Approaches

10B Crescent, the Greenbelt Museum's historic house will be closed on Sunday, August 28 as Hurricane Irene approaches.

  Please note:  the Greenbelt Museum’s historic house at 10B Crescent Road will be closed this Sunday, August 28. Normally, the house is open for tours on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm, but based on current predictions of Hurricane Irene’s path, we feel it is safer to keep the Museum closed. Today we are also in the process of removing some of the most valuable and fragile artifacts to keep them safe.

The Maryland Department of Planning’s Maryland Historical Trust sent out an email reminder yesterday urging cultural institutions to start assessing and preparing their sites, and we are heeding their advice. Their website features a hurricane preparedness and disaster recovery page with many useful links.  http://mht.maryland.gov/hurricane.html

The Maryland Historical Trust site also has been collecting reports of damage to older and historic buildings in Maryland as a result of Tuesday’s earthquake, click  http://mht.maryland.gov/earthquake.html for more information. Thankfully, here, neither the museum house nor the collections storage area in the Community Center were harmed in the earthquake.

The Museum house will be open for tours next Sunday, September 4, from 1pm to 5pm and immediately following the parade on Monday, September 5, from 12pm to 3pm.  On both days, tours are free!  The Friends of the Greenbelt Museum will also have a table at Information Day, stop by and say hello!

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