What's New:

Help Needed Jazzing Up Our Website! Historic Chevy Chase DC is recruiting a webmaster to enliven its on-line presence and make it more interactive. Here’s your chance to give back to the community in a rewarding and collaborative way. Squarespace familiarity helpful. Email hccdc@comcast.net.

River Road Moses Cemetery: A Historic Preservation Evaluation
Download the free ebook by Historian/Folklorist, David S. Rotenstein, Ph.D.

A House History:
Download the free ebook by Chevy Chase D.C. resident  J. Kirkpatrick Flack and take a walk through the past one hundred years of the neighborhood and his house!

New oral histories:

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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. 

Illustration by Reena Racki

Illustration by Reena Racki

Discover the Treasures in our Oral Histories

Since 2010 HCCDC has completed more than 31 oral histories of residents whose memories allow us to peer into the past. By preserving these mental snapshots, we offer a unique gift to our community. Read an overview of HCCDC’s Oral History program, presented at the invitation of the Chevy Chase Citizens’ Association in November 2018.

200th Historic House Plaque Honors James Reeb

In a Washington-slept-here fashion, the historic house plaque program in Chevy Chase has produced its 200th plaque — and it honors a young Unitarian minister martyred in Selma who once called Chevy Chase home.

Longtime Resident Bernard Hillenbrand Dies

Bernard Hillenbrand, a WWII veteran, Methodist minister, and longtime Executive Director of the National Association of Counties whose remarkable one-man campaign helped save the Antietam Battlefield area from power company development, died October 5, 2018, in Washington, DC. He was 93. Read his obituary written by his daughter, noted author Laura Hillenbrand, and see his oral history recorded when he was 90 years old.

Washington Post pays tribute to Mae Scanlan

Chevy Chase DC resident Mae Scanlan, winner of the Washington Post Invitational humor contest a whopping 334 times, succumbs to complications of pancreatic cancer on Feb. 5. A photographer and poet who was dubbed “one of the wittiest poets ever born,” Scanlon was 87. Read the Washington Post tribute to her as well as our oral history.