We’re trying something new here at the Greenbelt Museum. As many of you know, the Museum is operated as a partnership between the City of Greenbelt and the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, also known as FOGM. In recent years, FOGM, like so many other nonprofits trying to function in a tough economy, has had a difficult time raising enough money to meet its needs. FOGM does a lot with the money it raises. It supports the part-time paid position of our Education/Volunteer Coordinator, funds exhibitions, walking tours, lectures, programs, as well as covering less glamorous expenditures like the monthly PEPCO bill at the Museum house. In response to these challenges, FOGM has tried to be creative in cutting costs. We’re experimenting, for instance, with distributing our newsletter via email to save on printing and postage costs. (If you are not receiving the newsletter by email, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know, or sign yourself up here .)
But it’s not enough, so this year, which marks our 25th Anniversary (!) we’re trying some new things – and one of them couldn’t be easier! Simply print out this flyer (or pick one up from the Museum), dine at Joe’s Crab Shack right here in Greenbelt on Saturday, March 10, between 12noon and 8pm, hand the flyer to your server, and the Greenbelt Museum will receive 10% of your bill. If you can’t make it to our event, but still want to support FOGM and the Museum, click here to make a donation! We thank you very much for helping us to keep Greenbelt history alive! Stay tuned for more details about our 25th year and Greenbelt’s 75th Anniversary!