Season’s Greetings from the Greenbelt Museum

Art for front of Greenbelt Museum holiday card 2013

Museum’s 2013 holiday card, based on a card from the 1940s in our collection – a gift from the Labukas family.

We hope you will visit us at 10B Crescent, Greenbelt, MD 20770 for “Deco the Halls,” our annual free evening open house held on Dec. 13,  7-9pm in conjunction with City of Greenbelt’s tree lighting. (The event was originally scheduled for Dec. 6, but was postponed because of inclement weather.) The house sparkles at night with vintage holiday decorations! We’ve hung delicate glass ornaments on the tree, set the table for Christmas dinner, hung stockings and wreaths and have proudly displayed our menorah, acknowledging that Greenbelt was integrated in terms of religion when it was established, as the  planners aimed for a population that would be 63% Protestant, 30% Catholic, and 7% Jewish.

We are currently researching  Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the celebration of Jewish holidays in Greenbelt. If you grew up here and have specific memories of holidays gone by, please send a note to Megan Searing Young, Museum Director, Greenbelt  Museum, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770 or to museum@greenbeltmd.gov. We would love to hear from you!

We also have great new items for the gift shop –  vintage-themed toys, a new coffee mug, bags and zip pouches celebrating 1930s and 1940s design and so much more. The 2013 holiday card, above, is based on a card in our collection from the Labukas family.   Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Greenbelt Museum!

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