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Celebrating One of America's First Street Car Suburbs
Young Boaters in Chevy Chase Lake
Celebrating One of America's First Street Car Suburbs
Celebrating One of America's First Street Car Suburbs
Thornapple Street Newspaper
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Reservoir Hike September 3, 1916
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Maryland Man and Woman on horseback with dogs riding to Fox Hunt
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Thomas Fisher Map of Chevy Chase
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Streetcar
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Fourth of July Parade with Isiah Leggett
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
 Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs

Welcome

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.
 




Chevy Chase Historical Society Fall 2015 Lecture

VIDEO of Libby O'Connell's Lecture now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!

 

 

Click HERE for Part 1 of 3
Click HERE for Part 2 of 3
Click HERE for Part 3 of 3

"Beaver Tail to Baked Alaska:
A History of the American Plate"

An illustrated talk by
Libby O'Connell, Ph.D.

November 15, 2015

 

For additional information about this event, go to Previous Events on this website or click HERE.

 


 

Chevy Chase Library's 50th Birthday Celebration Features a Special Exhibit

The Chevy Chase Historical Society has researched and created a colorful exhibit of photos and news clips about Chevy Chase Library events from the past five decades for the Chevy Chase Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration.  

  It is on display at the Library -- please
take a closer look!

 

 


 

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.

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Visit the CCHS Archive and Research Center
Lower Level of the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue. Chevy Chase, MD
Open every Tuesday:  10am to noon, and 1pm to 3pm, without an appointment.
For other days and times, please call or email us to make an appointment -- we don't want to miss you!
Telephone:  301-656-6141    Email:  chevychasehistory@msn.com

 

The Chevy Chase Historical Society is supported in part by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County