Longtime Bethesda resident and journalist Steve Roberts will compare the history and evolution of Bethesda and Chevy Chase in an illustrated lecture, "A Tale of Two Suburbs: Bethesda and Chevy Chase," hosted by the Chevy Chase Historical Society. The program will take place at the Jane E. Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, on Sunday, December 4, at 4 p.m.
Roberts will unveil his new book, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, which uses dozens of vintage photographs like these - many from the CCHS Archive. The images show how Bethesda and Chevy Chase developed along two different streetcar lines into distinctly different communities. Bethesda became a bustling commercial center; Chevy Chase, a planned enclave of leafy residential neighborhoods.
In time for holiday gift-giving, Roberts' new book will be available for sale and signing following his talk. Admission is free, and the community is welcome.