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
Saturday, March 15, 4:00 pm: "Memories and Melodies: Peggy Seeger in Conversation with Mary Cliff." Join CCHS at our special Spring program at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue. Free and open to all -- no reservations are required, but space is limited so it will be a first-come, first seated event. Click HERE for more information!
Visit Our Store! Our Book, DVD, and famous "Book-DVD Combo" make perfect gifts. Visit the CCHS Store by clicking HERE