Visit the Greenbelt Museum’s Historic House

10B poster 3Tired of visiting mansions, estates, & historic houses that glorify the wealthy? Come visit the the Greenbelt Museum’s historic house and get a glimpse of what life was like for an average family in the late 1930s and 1940s!  The Greenbelt Museum’s historic house, located at 10B Crescent Road, is open for guided tours on Sundays from 1-5pm.  The house has been restored and furnished with objects from the period of roughly1936-1952.  The furniture on display was designed by the Resettlement Administration’s Special Skills Division and made available to early Greenbelt residents – they could add it to their month’s rent.  The home also includes objects associated with the everyday life of a family of moderate income during these years such as depression glass, streamlined appliances, children’s toys, clothes, and linens.  Learn about the history of Greenbelt, Maryland – a bold experiment in modern town planning and cooperative living!  Learn also how this Utopian community, sadly wasn’t open to all. Even though both African American and white workers built Greenbelt, because of segregration practices, only white families could apply.  Tours begin with a 10-minute orientation film, followed by a walk-through of the historic house. No reservations are required, but we do recommend that you arrive no later than 4:30pm.  And don’t forget to pick up a souvenir in the gift shop!  (All proceeds support the Museum’s mission.) Admission is $3.00, children under 12 and Friends of the Greenbelt Museum members admitted free!

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