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
Spring Vacation: the CCHS Archive & Research Center will be CLOSED on Tuesday, April 15. Please visit us the following Tuesday, or make an appointment for another time.
Check out our Online Exhibits: Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park, Chevy Chase Junior College, Young Reporters, and more! Click on Exhibits on the menu bar above... or click HERE.
Visit Our Store! Our Book, DVD, and famous "Book-DVD Combo" make perfect gifts. Visit the CCHS Store by clicking HERE