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.
News & Events
Watch videos of the the March 14th CCHS program, "Memories and Melodies: Peggy Seeger in Conversation with Mary Cliff," on YouTube! Click here.
Chevy Chase Historical Society Gala, May 4, 2014: We are deeply grateful to the Sponsors and Friends of the CCHS Gala. Special thanks to our Pinnacle Sponsors: Chevy Chase Land Company and Washington Fine Properties, LLC; and our Keystone Sponsor: T.W. Perry, Inc.
For a full list of both Sponsors and Friends, CLICK HERE.