Greenbelt in 2012

A photo blog about Greenbelt, Maryland in its 75th anniversary year

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Prince George’s County Historical Society Library

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October 6

In the basement of the Greenbelt Library is the Frederick S. DeMarr Library of County History of the Prince George’s County Historical Society. It started as the private collection of Fred DeMarr and contains 6,000 books, maps, photos, journals, and newspapers on Prince George’s County history.

The DeMarr Library is open on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment.

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October 12, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Greenbelt Observatory

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October 6

In 2001, Montgomery College donated a Celestron 14″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope (SCT) and an observatory dome to the Greenbelt Astronomy Club. The club, now named the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt, raised money which was matched by Gil and Jaylee Mead, NASA scientists and founders of Mead Family Foundation. With contributions from the City of Greenbelt, the City of Greenbelt Observatory was dedicated in 2009. Every two weeks on Saturday nights, the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt holds star parties at the observatory.

The observatory is by Northway Fields and is connected by an unpaved road to Ridge Road.

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October 9, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Pro-Life Prayer Vigil

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October 4

Pro-life prayer vigils have been held on the sidewalk in front of Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic on Greenbelt Road for many years.

The clinic is in Berwyn Heights, across Greenbelt Road from Beltway Plaza Mall.

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October 7, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Greenbelt’s First Family

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September 30, October 1

Who was the first family in Greenbelt? Cathy Knepper’s book “Greenbelt, Maryland: A Living Legacy of the New Deal” contains this intriguing sentence on page 209: “At the 1988 Labor Day festival… celebrants also unveiled a plaque marking the first home occupied in Greenbelt, 1G Gardenway, whose residents moved in on September 30, 1937.” On Sunday, September 30, 2012, exactly 75 years after the first residents moved into Greenbelt, I went to 1G Gardenway to check out the plaque.

1 Court Gardenway

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October 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

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