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. . . Seen How Uncle Sam Took and Made a Village

Sunday, February 9, 2003; Page C02

. . . seen how Uncle Sam took and made a village. If "planned community" means "soulless suburb" to you, try Greenbelt -- an art deco oasis in Prince George's County. The town, built during the Depression to create jobs and affordable housing, was also a social experiment aimed at encouraging community involvement. It went so well, one story goes, that meetings had to be canceled to encourage residents to spend time at home. Check out the museum, a restored house decked out in period furnishings, to get a living look at history.

Stop for a flick on the 40-foot screen at the classic P&G Old Greenbelt Theater. (File Photo/ Ricky Carioti -- The Washington Post)

_____Previous Articles_____
You Haven't Lived Here if You Haven't . . . (The Washington Post, Feb 6, 2005)
. . . Explored the History of the Man for Whom our Town is Named (The Washington Post, Jan 30, 2005)
. . . Uttered the Phrase, "Let's Meet at Kramerbooks" (The Washington Post, Jan 23, 2005)
The Entire Series

The Greenbelt Museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Community Center, open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, also hosts rotating exhibits. For details, call 301-507-6582 or go to www.ci.greenbelt.md.us.

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