New oral histories:
- Timothy Hannapel & Emily Swartz: Chevy Chase De-Segregates, the Neighborhood Organizes Youth Services
- Allie Felder, whose PhD in Agriculture led to a 12-year career in India with a Rockefeller organization
- Bernie Hillenbrand, who survived WWII and raised a best-selling author
We are Chevy Chase DC residents committed to preserving the distinctive character of our lovely, livable, century-old neighborhood in Washington, DC. Our mission is to promote the architecture and history of Chevy Chase DC by doing research and educating our neighbors about our community’s past.
This web site displays the results of some of our work and invites your ideas and participation in our activities. Take a look at the oral histories that we have been collecting from long-time residents, or plan on joining the annual walking tour – a one hour tour that explains how today’s neighborhood evolved from the earliest land grant to Colonel Belt.
If you would like to help with some of our current activities, or have ideas for new ones, consider becoming a member and joining your neighbors in this all-volunteer group.
This web page will grow as we are able to capture more photos, more histories and more materials from neighbors. We welcome your attention to the web page and invite you comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.