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
SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, Nov. 23, 4pm: CCHS Fall Lecture by Melanie Choukas-Bradley at the Lawton Center. Click here for more information.
Watch videos of the Spring CCHS program, "Memories and Melodies: Peggy Seeger in Conversation with Mary Cliff" -- Click here.
Thank you to the Sponsors and Friends of the CCHS Gala, including our Pinnacle Sponsors: Chevy Chase Land Company and Washington Fine Properties, LLC; and our Keystone Sponsor: T.W. Perry, Inc. For a full list, CLICK HERE.