Bethesda Historical Society

We're celebrating the 150th birthday of Bethesda in 2021!

Bethesda Videos

Bethesda's Most Famous Athlete

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The Story of Walter Johnson & the World Series, a 12-minute video documentary by Ted Chalfen (2016)

Wisconsin Avenue Through the Years

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A 16-minute tour of downtown Bethesda

Bethesda Presbyterian Grows Up

Bethesda Presbyterian Grows Up video
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Found in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church archives and converted into DVD format, this is a semi-professional promotional piece for the expansion of its worship and educational facilities in the early 1940s. The life of Bethesda and the congregation on the cusp of WWII comes alive before our eyes. An 18-minute video.

Early History of Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad

BCC Rescue Squad
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This 15-minute film, entitled “Wisconsin 1000,” highlights the early history of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. It was produced in 1950 with a grant from the Department of State.