In 1890, a new kind of neighborhood began to take shape on former farmland at the edge of Washington, D.C. The modern planned community 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.
Artifact of the Week: Items from our Collections
CCHS Fall Lecture 2016 now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!
Journalist STEVE ROBERTS Tells A Tale of Two Suburbs
Longtime Bethesda resident and journalist Steve Roberts gave an illustrated lecture, “A Tale of Two Suburbs: Bethesda and Chevy Chase,” hosted by the Chevy Chase Historical Society.To watch the full lecture, please visit our YouTube Channel.
To purchase Steve Roberts' book, please visit our online store!
VIDEO of CCHS Spring 2016 Lecture is now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!
|If you missed John DeFerrari's lecture, "Streetcar Suburbs: How a 10-Cent Ride Changed Washington," on Sunday, March 20th -- or you'd just like to see it again, please go to the CCHS YouTube Channel.|
We are deeply grateful to the Sponsors of the
Chevy Chase Historical Society Gala, held on April 24, 2016
For the complete list of the 2016 CCHS Annual Gala Sponsors and Friends, please click HERE.
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