Bethesda Historical Society

January 23, 2022 - Bethesda's 151st birthday!

the historical society of Bethesda, Maryland

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Bethesda History Articles

African Americans
Historic African River Road Connections Collection
Housing discrimination in Bethesda
River Road: A black community struggles to reclaim its history
River Road Bethesda: A Short History of Black and White, 1850 – 1963

Buildings
Bethesda Meeting House
Pooks Hill and Norway’s Crown Princess Martha
Stone House (Lawton Chiles International House)
Strathmore Mansion

Clubs
Bethesda Country Club
History of Montgomery County Country Clubs
Edgemoor Club

Histories of Bethesda
Bethesda History by Mark Walston
Milestones in Bethesda History
What’s in a Name? Bethesda 

Housing
Garden apartments
Housing discrimination in Bethesda

Military
USO, Bethesda
Naval Hospital, Bethesda

Neighborhoods
Battery Park
East Bethesda
Greenwich Forest (Maryland Historical Trust, 2009)
Greenwich Forest (Master Plan for Historic Preservation)
Huntington Terrace
Kenwood Park
Luxmanor
Neighborhood Names
Oakmont

NIH
National Institutes of Health (Montgomery County Historical Society)
A Short History of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institutes of Health Historical Images (NIH)

Parks
Bethesda Park (1891-1894)

People, Prominent
Johnson, Walter
Roberts, Cokie
Shriver, Eunice Kennedy 
Tuckerman, Walter Rupert
     Walter Rupert Tuckerman, Father of Bethesda by William Offutt
     Washington Post Answer Man keeps up with the Tuckermans (2010)

Public services
Fire Department
Telephones

Religious groups
Bethesda Friends Meeting
Bethesda Presbyterian Church

Schools
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Leland Junior High School
Little Flower School

Special Olympics

Stores and Restaurants
Farm Women’s Cooperative
Hot Shoppes
O’Donnell’s
Tastee Diner

Streets
Old Georgetown Road

Transportation
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Bethesda (1910-1985)
Beltway, Capital