Here are the newest donations to the BHS

2007 Big Train Souvenir Program Celebrates Walter Johnson


Thank you Bruce Adams for this fantastic 2007  Bethesda Big Train souvenir program. Now we have memorabilia celebrating Bethesda's Walter "Big Train" Johnson. The program celebrates the 100th anniversary of Walter Johnson's major league debut in 1907 with the Washington Senators. Donated June 19, 2019

1925 Washington Evening Star Edgemoor Advertisement


Thank you Bruce Adams for this 1925 Washington Evening Star advertisement for Edgemoor homes. The ad features a photograph of Bruce's father's childhood home, with a testimonial for the neighborhood written by Bruce's grandfather. We agree, Mr. Adams, Edgemoor is "a delightful place" in Bethesda! Donated June 19, 2019 

Old Bethesda Doll has Moved to a New Bethesda Home

Thank you Bruce and Emily Gersh for this adorable doll who has y for decades.

Thank you Bruce and Emily Gersh for this adorable doll that has "lived in Bethesda" for decades. She will be preserved for many years to come as a popular Bethesda toy. She might even pass the time flipping through the Big Train souvenir program! Donated June 25, 2019

Donate Bethesda Memorabilia to Bethesda Historical Society


Help us preserve Bethesda history by donating memorabilia (old Bethesda matchbooks, menus, shopping bags, school items, religious items, photographs, clothing, toys, housewares, etc.) that we can add to our collections. All donations are documented in our records and become part of the Society's archives.