Bethesda Historical Society

January 23, 2023 - Bethesda's 152nd birthday!

the historical society of Bethesda, Maryland



Photos of Bethesda Naval Hospital

Bob Hope visits the Bethesda Naval Hospital

Comedian Bob Hope, who entertained troops overseas more than 50 times from World War II to the Persian Gulf War, visits some of the wounded  from the Vietnam War in 1973. A plaque comemorates the occasion.