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.
Chevy Chase Historical Society Fall 2015 Lecture
VIDEO of Libby O'Connell's Lecture now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!
"Beaver Tail to Baked Alaska:
For additional information about this event, go to Previous Events on this website or click HERE.
Chevy Chase Library's 50th Birthday Celebration Features a Special Exhibit
The Chevy Chase Historical Society has researched and created a colorful exhibit of photos and news clips about Chevy Chase Library events from the past five decades for the Chevy Chase Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration.
It is on display at the Library -- please
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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