• Exhibitions

    Our online exhibits can be viewed at anytime!

    Based on historic photographs and archival documents from the CCHS Archive and Research Center, these exhibits highlight some of the most interesting people, places and events in Chevy Chase history.

    • Tribute to Minnie E. Brooke

      Tribute to Minnie E. Brooke

      Learn about a Chevy Chase entrepreneur who capitalized on the postcard craze that swept the nation in the first decades of the twentieth century.

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    • Minnie's Historic Postcards

      Minnie's Historical Postcards

      A seven-minute slide show exhibit of Minnie Brooke's early 1900's postcards of scenes from around DC.

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    • The Schools of Section Four

      The Schools of Section Four

      Learn about the earliest schools in the Town of Chevy Chase (Section Four).

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    • Chevy Chase Junior College

      Chevy Chase Junior College

      "The School for Girls," as locals called it, provided private education for girls and young women from 1903 to 1950. CCHS has a rich collection of materials.

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    • Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park

      Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park

      This exhibit explores the rich history of the amusement park located at the end of the Connecticut Avenue streetcar line. Operating from 1894 to 1937, it was a popular destination for all types of entertainment. 

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    • Chevy Chase Reads

      Chevy Chase Reads

      Between 1896 and the early 1900s, a group of Chevy Chase residents created a "Community of Readers".  Through their passion for reading, they developed the first community associations and public institutions in the new suburb.

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    • Cummings Lane

      Cummings Lane

      From Farm Lane to Suburban Street, 1848-1948. Trace the shift from an agricultural landscape to a suburban community through the stories of the families who lived along Cummings Lane.

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    • Young Reporters

      Young Readers

      Chevy Chase Children's Newspapers in the 1930s and 1970s. Three newspapers. the Thornapple Street News, the Shepherd Street News, and the Leland Street Sunday News, provide a glimpse of childhood in the '30s and '70s. 

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