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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 comunity 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.
 


 

Historical Society

Scavenger Hunt for Kids!

Saturday, April 30th
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Chevy Chase Village Hall
5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

Rain or Shine!

 

The Chevy Chase Historical Society invites the young and young at heart to search one of Chevy Chase, Maryland’s oldest streets for architectural elements and neighborhood history in a Chevy Chase History Scavenger Hunt.

The hunt will start at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, at 4 p.m.  Elementary-age children accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other history-loving adult will be given clues about surprises to look for on a self-guided search up and down West Kirke Street.  Clues for children ages 4-7 will be visual, while clues for ages 8-11 will involve written hints.

The hunt will take half an hour to complete, so hunters are asked to be at the Chevy Chase Village Hall no later than 5 p.m. to begin their search.

The Chevy Chase History Scavenger Hunt is free of charge, and no reservations are necessary.  For more information, contact Kirsten Williams at kirstencwilliams@me.com

 


VIDEO of CCHS Spring Lecture is coming soon 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, we'll have it on our YouTube Channel very soon.    

 


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

Click HERE for Part 1 of 3
Click HERE for Part 2 of 3
Click HERE for Part 3 of 3

 

Chevy Chase Library's 50th Birthday Celebration Features a Special Exhibit

 
The Chevy Chase Historical Society has researched and created an exhibit about Chevy Chase Library for the library's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
 
It is on display on the main floor – please take a closer look!

 

We are deeply grateful to the Sponsors of the

Chevy Chase Historical Society Gala, held on April 26, 2015

For the complete list of the 2015 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