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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.

 

Fall Lecture Program:  Sunday, November 23, 2014, 4pm

"Rock Creek Park:  Chevy Chase's Wild, Wooded Neighbor"

 

 

Join CCHS at the Lawton Community Center,
4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Town of Chevy Chase resident and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley will describe the year she spend in Rock Creek Park, walking and skiing its trails and observing natural events in all seasons, as captured in her newest book, A Year in Rock Creek Park:  The Wild Wooded Park of Washington, DC.

Scott Einberger will recall the Park's establishment in 1890 and some of the presidents and personages who have courted, hiked and even skinny-dipped there.  His book, A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness and Washington, DC, was published earlier this year.

 
         
 

In time for holiday gift-giving,
both books will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

CCHS thanks the Corporate Sponsors of the 2014 Spring Gala

Pinnacle Sponsors
Chevy Chase Land Company
Washington Fine Properties, LLC, and its agents

Keystone Sponsor
T.W. Perry, Inc.

Cornerstone Sponsors
Evers & Company; Gerlach Real Estate; Gilday Renovations; David Jones Architects;
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

For a full list of all our Gala Sponsors, CLICK HERE.

 
     
 

Visit the CCHS Archive and Research Center

Lower Level of the Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Avenue. Chevy Chase, MD

Open every Tuesday, between 10am to 2pm, without an appointment.
For other days and times, please call or email us to make an appointment --
we don't want to miss you!

 

 

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