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
"Beaver Tail to Baked Alaska:
Thanks to everyone who came to the CCHS Fall Lecture -- we had a record turn-out for an excellent program! If you missed this great lecture, we will be posting a video of Libby O'Connell's illustrated talk on the CCHS YouTube channel soon. Check back here for a direct link when it is ready for viewing.
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 Historical Society 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 take a 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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