In honor of Greenbelt’s 75th year, the 75th Anniversary committee has planned a year’s worth of events and activities. The 75th Anniversary Symposium: Sustaining Greenbelt’s Legacy, one of the signature events of the year, begins this Friday, April 27, and continues Saturday, April 28 at the Greenbelt Community Center. The full day and a half of sessions and panels will offer a fascinating look back at Greenbelt’s past, capture where Greenbelt is today and look to the future, to imagine where the community may be headed. Academics from several universities, city staff and Greenbelt residents examine the city’s enduring legacies in terms of community planning, recreation, cooperative ventures and citizen activism. Thursday, April 26, 6pm-8pm, the Greenbelt Museum will host an open house at 10B Crescent where signed copies of the new book, Images of America: Greenbelt will be available for sale. Dr. Mervyn Miller, an English planning historian, delivers a keynote address, “From The British Garden City to Greenbelt and Back to the English New Towns. ” at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 28. For additional information, visit www.greenbeltmd.gov/75 . Advanced registration is closed, but you may register at the door, please fill out this form and bring it with you. The symposium will take place at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770.
Also this weekend, join the Museum for a free walking tour – part of a pilot program we are in the process of developing. The Museum has been experimenting with offering walking tours which leave from the historic house on Sundays as walking through the historic community is one of the best ways to experience Greenbelt’s unique history. Space on the tour is very limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested, please arrive at the Museum house by 2pm.