New Greenbelt Book to be Released November 21

New Greenbelt book to be released November 21, 2011

 Arcadia Images of America: Greenbelt, co-authored by former Greenbelt Museum curator, Jill Parsons St. John, and current curator, Megan Searing Young is scheduled to be released the week of November 21. Produced as a project of the 75th Anniversary of Greenbelt, Maryland, the book is comprised of over 200 captioned photographs, many of which have never before beeen published.  The project provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the Greenbelt Museum’s extensive photo archive.  Seven chapters cover Greenbelt’s history from its planning in the late 1930s right up to the present day. Chapters include: Planning a Greenbelt Town, Building Greenbelt, Greenbelt “Pioneers” Settle In, World War II and the 1940s, A Cooperative Buys the Town, Greenbelt Expands in the 1960s and 1970s, and the 1980s and Beyond. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum.

The book can be pre-ordered from the Arcadia Publishing website, from or from the Greenbelt Museum shop in the visitor center at 10B Crescent Road, which is open Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.  For holiday schedule click here  Pick up your copy at the Greenbelt Museum’s Holiday Open House, 10B Crescent Road, Friday evening, December 2, from 6pm to 8pm following the City’s tree lighting.

The book will also be for sale at the Greenbelt Festival of Lights  juried art and craft fair to be held December 3 and 4 in the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD. For more information about the book, please call 301-507-6582 or send an email to

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