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Hello Friends,
A reminder of our very special lecture about our USDA Plant Introduction Station in Glenn Dale, on Tues. March 8th at 7:30pm at Marietta House Museum.
This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to learn more about the station and talk with Dr. Waterworth.  Hope to see you there!


Put us on your calendars for our upcoming “Marching Through Time” on Saturday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th!  Fun for the whole family.  Please see information below.

Pass along to your friends, colleagues, family members, etc.!

Thank you for your support of our programs!



A lecture presented by Marietta House Museum & Prince George’s County Historical Society


Please join Dr. Howard Waterworth on Tuesday, March 8th at 7:30pm. at Marietta House Museum for a discussion and presentation of the ‘USDA Plant Introduction Station in Glenn Dale, MD”. Many local residents pass the plant area every day and wonder, “what is this place?” Now is your unique opportunity to find out!


Dr. Waterworth spent 36 years at the USDA station beginning in 1964. He will give a slide presentation as well as discussion and Q & A. His talk will include information about plants being brought into the United States from other countries and their quarantine upon arrival at the Plant Introduction as well as Quarantine Center in Glenn Dale.


Dr. Waterworth received his doctorate in Horticulture/Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of Plant Science articles in professional journals and is a member of the Master Gardeners of Prince Georges’ County.


                   $5 per person. Proceeds support Marietta’s programs and events.


Marietta is located at 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale, MD  20769.

Marietta is a property of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Press Release

March 3, 2016


Programs & Events Manager

Marietta House Museum

5626 Bell Station Road

Glenn Dale,  MD.  20769