Labor Day is Almost Here


The midway at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival

With Labor Day right around the corner, the Museum’s plans for the celebration are well underway and include walking tours, free tours of the Museum house, the Retro Town Fair, a vintage bike brigade for the Labor Day Parade, and refreshments right after the parade at 10B Crescent!

Two walking tours are scheduled for Saturday, August 31. The first tour will leave  at 11am from the museum’s historic house at 10-B Crescent Road and second will leave at 1pm. Walking tours are free, but space is limited.  The house will not be open for drop in tours on Saturday, but all are welcome for free tours on Sunday, September 1 from 1pm-5pm and on Labor Day Monday from 11:30-2pm.

Retro Town Fair filter

Canned goods at the 2012 Retro Town Fair

A tradition revived last year for the 75th Anniversary, the Museum’s Retro Town Fair will return on Sunday, September 1, in Roosevelt Center, just near the Mother and Child statue. This is your chance to enter flowers, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods, needlework, and sewing into the competition. Entries accepted 11am-1pm. Judging is from 1pm-3pm, then entries and ribbon-winners will be on display from 3pm-5pm. retro town fair form 2013 Just fill out this form for each entry and bring it with you. For more info, click here.

Also on Sunday, September 1, the Museum house is open for tours from 1-5pm. Tours are free, but we ask that you arrive no later than 4:30pm. Or come by to peruse the Museum’s gift shop and pick up an Eleanor or Franklin Roosevelt hand fan!

On Monday, the Museum will participate in the annual Labor Day Parade with a vintage bike brigade – we are seeking participants, so if you have a vintage bike and/or vintage clothes and would like to be a part of the Parade, please send an email to For more info about the vintage bike brigade click here.

Immediately following the parade, all are invited to the Museum’s historic house at 10B Crescent for refreshments!  Fabulous  Tea Pops will be available for purchase and we’ll have lemonade and cookies while supplies last. Take a quick tour of the Museum house while you’re there!  The house will be open from 11:30am-2pm. For more information about the events listed here, go to our Events page. For more information about the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival click here.

Rexford Revue 2013 reducedComing September 20, 2013 – the REXFORD REVUE!  Tickets can be purchased here for $30 for an individual or $50 for two people (tickets include one classic cocktail per person and hors d’oeuvres). This event is co-sponsored by the Greenbelt Arts Center and Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area.

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