Bethesda Historical Society

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

the historical society of Bethesda, Maryland

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Recent Acquisitions

Do you have historical photos of Bethesda? Let us scan them and post them on this website for everyone to enjoy!

Do you like to plan events, collect memorabilia, research, or fundraise? We are looking for fellow volunteers to help us preserve Bethesda memories while having fun at the same time! 

Thank you, Christ Lutheran Church for your donations!

Christ Lutheran Church on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda graciously donated several historical items to our collection of Bethesda memorabilia.

Among the items are a beautiful needlepoint kneeler created about 50 years ago; a copy of the original program from the dedication of the kneelers; a copy of the history of the first 60 years of the Church; and a handmade wooden stand from the late 1930s or early 1940s, probably made by the father of the Church’s first pastor. Thank you again!

Some of the historical items donated by Christ Lutheran Church

Remember eating at O’Donnell’s Sea Grill Restaurant?

Thanks to Bethesda Elementary School!


Thanks to Pyle Middle School!

School Clothing

Do you have historical photos of Bethesda? Let us scan them and post them on this website for everyone to enjoy!

Do you like to plan events, collect memorabilia, research, or fundraise? We are looking for fellow volunteers to help us preserve Bethesda memories while having fun at the same time!