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Celebrating One of America's First Street Car Suburbs
Young Boaters in Chevy Chase Lake
Celebrating One of America's First Street Car Suburbs
Celebrating One of America's First Street Car Suburbs
Thornapple Street Newspaper
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Reservoir Hike September 3, 1916
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Maryland Man and Woman on horseback with dogs riding to Fox Hunt
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Thomas Fisher Map of Chevy Chase
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Streetcar
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
Chevy Chase Fourth of July Parade with Isiah Leggett
Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs
 Celebrating One of America's First Streetcar Suburbs

Welcome

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.
 


 

 

Please note:
The CCHS Archive & Research Center
will be closed on Tuesday, June 14.

 
 

Call or email CCHS to set up an appointment for another time,
or drop-in on the following Tuesday,
between 10am and noon or 1pm to 3pm.

 

 

 

An enthusiastic bunch of elementary-age youngsters turned out for the Chevy Chase Historical Society’s first history scavenger hunt for young people on April 30, strolling up and down West Kirke Street in Chevy Chase Village to find architectural features matching clues they’d been given.

 


VIDEO of CCHS Spring Lecture is now available to the CCHS YouTube Channel!

  If you missed John DeFerrari's lecture, "Streetcar Suburbs: How a 10-Cent Ride Changed Washington," on Sunday, March 20th -- or you'd just like to see it again, please go to the CCHS YouTube Channel.    

 


VIDEO of CCHS Fall Lecture is now available on the CCHS YouTube Channel!

 

"Beaver Tail to Baked Alaska:
A History of the American Plate"

An illustrated talk by Libby O'Connell, Ph.D
November 15, 2015

Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3

 

 



New Job Opportunity at CCHS

Director
CCHS Archive and Research Center 


Job Description
 





We are deeply grateful to the Sponsors of the

Chevy Chase Historical Society Gala, held on April 24, 2016

For the complete list of the 2016 CCHS Annual Gala Sponsors and Friends, please click HERE.

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Visit the CCHS Archive and Research Center
Lower Level of the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue. Chevy Chase, MD
Open every Tuesday:  10am to noon, and 1pm to 3pm, without an appointment.
For other days and times, please call or email us to make an appointment -- we don't want to miss you!
Telephone:  301-656-6141    Email:  chevychasehistory@msn.com

 

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