In the Roots of Modern Bethesda Part I, Bethesda Historical Society Secretary and Tour Chair Hank Levine took us through how, between 1750 and 1920, geography and advances in transportation set the stage for the development of modern Bethesda. In this presentation, we will hear the story of how in the century after the end of World War I Bethesda became the affluent suburb and urban center we know and (mostly) love today. Join us as we explore how the rise of the automobile brought new neighborhoods and a growing central business district; how the zoning and planning ‘wars’ of the 1960’s to 1990’s shaped our community; and how Metro jump-started the growth of a town into a city.
Hank will be joined by longtime Bethesda resident and former US Representative Connie Morella for her unique perspective on Bethesda's growth.
Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by BHS, Connie Morella Library and Bethesda Metro Area Village. BMAV is a volunteer organization providing services and community support to allow people to remain in their homes as they age.