In 1890, a new kind of neighborhood began to take shape on former farmland at the edge of Washington, D.C. The modern planned comunity of Chevy Chase, Maryland was designed to take advantage of a revolutionary mode of rapid transit: the streetcar. This electric-powered conveyance made commuting from a home in the country to work in the nation’s capital fast, easy and convenient. Residents of Chevy Chase enjoyed the best of both worlds – and they made the most of each!
Today’s residents and members of the Chevy Chase Historical Society protect and treasure the character of their community while they welcome the best aspects of the future. We welcome you to join us – and to explore our history.
Scavenger Hunt for Kids!
Saturday, April 30th
Chevy Chase Village Hall
Rain or Shine!
The Chevy Chase Historical Society invites the young and young at heart to search one of Chevy Chase, Maryland’s oldest streets for architectural elements and neighborhood history in a Chevy Chase History Scavenger Hunt.
VIDEO of CCHS Spring Lecture is coming soon to the CCHS YouTube Channel!
|If you missed John DeFerrari's lecture, "Streetcar Suburbs: How a 10-Cent Ride Changed Washington," on Sunday, March 20th, we'll have it on our YouTube Channel very soon.|
VIDEO of CCHS Fall Lecture is now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!
"Beaver Tail to Baked Alaska:
An illustrated talk by Libby O'Connell, Ph.D
Chevy Chase Library's 50th Birthday Celebration Features a Special Exhibit
We are deeply grateful to the Sponsors of the
Chevy Chase Historical Society Gala, held on April 26, 2015
For the complete list of the 2015 CCHS Annual Gala Sponsors and Friends, please click HERE.
Visit the CCHS Archive and Research Center