Chevy Chase Voices: Treasures from the Oral History Collection

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 7:30pm
 

The Chevy Chase Historical Society celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2021. The Spring 2022 virtual lecture continues the celebration by highlighting the wide variety of voices in the CCHS Oral History Collection.

CCHS Archive and Research Director Beth Huffer will lead viewers through the history of the oral history program, started in the 1980s as one of the first CCHS initiatives. Using interview audio clips, photographs, and transcript excerpts, “Chevy Chase Voices” will give a textured look at what life was like growing up, raising a family, or working in Chevy Chase, from as early as the 1910s. The interviews touch on many subjects, including serving in World War II, the expansion of Chevy Chase, and instances of racial and religious bias experienced by community members.

The program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required; please register here. Registrants will be emailed a link to join the program from the comfort of home.

Prior to the program, CCHS will hold a brief annual meeting at which the membership will elect directors-at-large. For more information about the program, contact CCHS at 301-656-6141 or info@chevychasehistory.org.

The Chevy Chase Historical Society is supported in part by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County