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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 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.
 


 

Journalist Steve Roberts Tells A Tale of Two Suburbs on Sunday, Dec. 4

        

Longtime Bethesda resident and journalist Steve Roberts compared the history and evolution of Bethesda and Chevy Chase in an illustrated lecture, “A Tale of Two Suburbs: Bethesda and Chevy Chase,” hosted by the Chevy Chase Historical Society. The program took place at the Jane E. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, on Sunday, December 4th.

Roberts unveiled his new book, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, which uses dozens of vintage photographs, many from the CCHS Archive. 

In time for holiday gift-giving, Roberts’ new book is available for sale on our website.

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VIDEO of CCHS Spring Lecture is now available 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 -- or you'd just like to see it again, please go to the CCHS YouTube Channel.    

 


VIDEO of CCHS Fall Lecture is now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!

 

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

An illustrated talk by Libby O'Connell, Ph.D
November 15, 2015

Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3

 

 

 


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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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