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
Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy Chanukah, too! All best wishes to our CCHS friends and families for safe and happy holidays...
CCHS Fall History-Go_Round Tour: December 7, 10:30am, at National Park Seminary. Click HERE for more details!
Look for the 2014 Membership letter in your mailbox! Click HERE for a copy of the letter.