Check out our new Bethesda Library exhibit!
Visit the Bethesda Historical Society’s Exhibit at the Connie Morella Library
7400 Arlington Road
Our latest exhibit celebrates the history of Bethesda and the Bethesda Historical Society! In the library’s four display cases and on its main display wall, you’ll see artifacts, photos, and interesting facts about our Bethesda community.
November’s exhibit features Bethesda’s schools, family life, automobiles, and businesses from years ago. In December we will have new displays, as well as fascinating “Bethesda Then & Now” posters. Come see!
ALSO NEW !
Legendary 1970s Bethesda blues band The Nighthawks
Reminiscing about the 1970s music scene in Bethesda with Mark Wenner, founder of the legendary Bethesda blues band The Nighthawks. A 7-minute video from the Montgomery County Council (2021)
History of Bethesda Schools with Ralph Buglass
This richly-illustrated talk, in partnership with the Bethesda Historical Society, details the ways that Bethesda schools set the pace for education in Montgomery County public schools beginning in the early 1900s. A 1-hour video from October 5, 2021.
Award to Bethesda's Bill Offutt
Congratulations to Bethesda historian and lifelong resident Bill Offutt who was presented Montgomery Preservation’s Lifetime Achievement Award this year. An 8-minute video.
Thank you Bethesda's 150th Birthday Boosters!
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Al Marah Riverway Association
Dan and Nancy Balz
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
Bethesda Community Garden Club
Bethesda Crab House
Bethesda Metro Area Village
Bethesda Presbyterian Church
Bethesda Urban Partnership
Brookdale Citizens Association
Campaign for Bethesda’s Madonna of the Trail
Carriage Hill Bethesda
Central Farm Markets
Christ Lutheran Church
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
Charles H. Cooper, D.D.S.
David Munson State Farm Agency
Gail Humphries Ewing
Arlene Krimgold Fleming
The Greif Family
Brenda & Dwayne Holt
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.
Wendy & Steven Kaufman
Henry B. & Jessie W. Keiser Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Bethesda
Delegate Marc Korman (MD-16)
Senator Susan C. Lee (MD-16)
Bob & Jane Levey
Susan Riggle LoPresti
ZKL Martin Family
Eileen McGuckian & Phil Cantelon
Metro Bethesda Rotary Club
Greg & Karyn Miele
Minuteman Press Bethesda
Fred & Barbara Ordway
Ourisman Jeep Bethesda
Chris Palmer and Gail Shearer
The Pessin Family
Piccoli Piatti Pizzeria
Quattro Auto Body Inc.
Janet Swartz Ryan/WJ73
St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church & School
Sullivan & Company, CPAs
The Barking Dog Bar & Restaurant
The Bethesda Montessori School
The Blue House
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
The Jane Fairweather Team
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
The Woman’s Club of Bethesda, Inc.
RoseMarie & Ronald Winiewicz