Cambridge Historical Society

Cambridge Historical Society We are your source for Cambridge History. www.cambridgehistory.org/membership
We are Cambridge history. We inspire interest in and enthusiasm for the Cambridge experience; its changing landscapes and neighborhoods; its workers and thinkers; its daily life and innovative contributions to the nation. We are a resource for everyone who wants to know about Cambridge and its history. We collect and preserve Cambridge history in many forms and seek to make it widely available through exhibits; online communities; access to our archives and collections; vibrant public programs; and publications.
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11/06/2019

Thanks to the Petrowsky Jones Group at Compass for supporting the Cambridge Historical Society! With their help, we are able to provide thoughtful programming and preserve Cambridge's history.

Thanks to the generosity of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Serjeant Family Letters (1769-1840) were re...
11/05/2019

Thanks to the generosity of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, the Serjeant Family Letters (1769-1840) were recently transcribed and digitized! Learn more about the project and see the letters here: https://buff.ly/317SkzX #CambMA

11/01/2019

Thank you to Darwin's Ltd.! Their continued support allows us to connect Cambridge’s past with its present to create a better future.

Happy Halloween! We love that Cantabrigian Eleanor Stearns Whittemore held onto concert programs, tickets, and other eph...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween! We love that Cantabrigian Eleanor Stearns Whittemore held onto concert programs, tickets, and other ephemera from her time in college, but we're on the fence about the Hallowe'en dinner she was served back in 1939. What do you think?

Have you registered for our 2019 Fall Conversation? Join us on November 13th as we invite Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr....
10/28/2019

Have you registered for our 2019 Fall Conversation? Join us on November 13th as we invite Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr. Charlotte Ryan, two radical educators and activists with Cambridge ties, to discuss what drives them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil, they will discuss the issues that motivate them and tools we can use to make our own change here in Cambridge. This event concludes our 2019 theme "How Does Cambridge Engage?"

Register now: bit.ly/FallConv19

Have you registered for our Oral History Round Table? Join us on Tuesday, 10/22, at Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House a...
10/17/2019
10/22/2019 |Oral History Round Table | Cambridge Historical Society

Have you registered for our Oral History Round Table? Join us on Tuesday, 10/22, at Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House as our oral history team discusses what we’re learning about the pivotal role of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House in supporting and empowering people of the Port neighborhood! The event will be filmed by The Loop Lab. Register Here: http://bit.ly/OHRound

Join us on Tuesday, October 22, 6-8 PM at Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge for an update on our 2019 oral history project. Led by scholar Diana Lempel, you’ll hear from the project team and oral history narrators about what we’re learning from the narrators’ stor...

09/29/2019

Thank you to Bonny Lamb of Compass! Lamb's continued support helps us connect Cambridge's past with its present to pave the way for a better future.

Free event tonight! We're delighted to be co-hosting "Claiming our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rig...
09/25/2019
Claiming Our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights

Free event tonight!

We're delighted to be co-hosting "Claiming our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights" with City of Cambridge (Official)! Register now and join us this evening as speakers Dr. Jennifer Guglielmo, Reverend Irene Monroe, and Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson engage us in a reflective dialogue about women’s rights across the 20th and 21st centuries! The event will be moderated by Andrea Asuaje.

Join us for a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on the upcoming centennial of 19th Amendment.

We're delighted to be co-hosting "Claiming our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights" with the City o...
09/16/2019
Claiming Our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights

We're delighted to be co-hosting "Claiming our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women's Voting Rights" with the City of Cambridge (Official)! Register for this free event today and join us next Wednesday as speakers Dr. Jennifer Guglielmo, Reverend Irene Monroe, and Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson engage us in a reflective dialogue about women’s rights across the 20th and 21st centuries! The event will be moderated by Andrea Asuaje.

Join us for a thought-provoking roundtable discussion on the upcoming centennial of 19th Amendment.

Thank you for your generous donation, Cambridge Savings Bank! Support like this helps us connect Cambridge's past and pr...
09/12/2019

Thank you for your generous donation, Cambridge Savings Bank! Support like this helps us connect Cambridge's past and present to build a better future.

We were glad to make a $5,000 donation to the Cambridge Historical Society in support of their November 13th, Fall Conversation, "How Can We Make Change Here?". Marieke Van Damme, CHS ED accepted the check from Ashwin Acharya, CSB Sr Branch Mgr, Harvard Square. For more information about this free event: https://cambridgehistory.org/news/fall-conversation-2019/

09/02/2019

Thank you to Bigelow/Irving! Their continued support enables us to connect Cambridge’s past with its present to build a better future.

08/09/2019

Thanks to the Petrowsky Jones Group at Compass for supporting the Cambridge Historical Society! With their help, we are able to provide thoughtful programming and preserve Cambridge's history.

07/28/2019

Thank you to Darwin's Ltd. Their continued support allows us to connect Cambridge’s past with its present to create a better future!

2019 Opening Conversation
07/18/2019

2019 Opening Conversation

"How Does Cambridge Engage?"

07/01/2019

Thank you to Bonny Lamb of Compass! Lamb's continued support helps us connect Cambridge's past with its present to pave the way for a better future.

06/13/2019

Thank you to Bigelow/Irving! Their continued support enables us to connect Cambridge’s past with its present to build a better future.

Cambridge Local First
06/13/2019
Cambridge Local First

Cambridge Local First

The Cambridge Historical Society invites you to join them at the next History Cafe, where scholars Stephen Berrey and Tatiana Cruz will reflect on ways to grapple with "difficult histories," based on Berrey's expertise on the history of blackface and minstrelry. How do we deal with the tough stuff of history? Using blackface as a lens to engage with challenging histories, Berrey and Cruz will provide historical context, both nationally and locally, and invite the audience to share how they wrestle with examples from their own communities. Sign up at the link below!

We're grateful and proud to have received a grant from Mass Humanities! With their generosity, we're working to record o...
04/19/2019

We're grateful and proud to have received a grant from Mass Humanities! With their generosity, we're working to record oral histories of affiliates of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House.

A project led by formerly incarcerated women in Springfield, a program engaging high school students in the history and culture of Roxbury, and a tour on the life and activism of Waltham’s Robert Roberts are just a few of our latest grants. http://bit.ly/2FA4yJk

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last night's History Café: Digital Engagement, with City Councillor Sumbul Siddiq...
04/11/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last night's History Café: Digital Engagement, with City Councillor Sumbul Siddiqui City Councillor Alanna Mallon and moderator Smarika Suwal. The event, held at Cambridge Community Television, drew a wonderful and engaged crowd!

To make sure you hear about our future events, sign up for our email list using the link in the top right-hand corner of our site: www.cambridgehistory.org

Photos by Marissa Kramer.

02/21/2019
How Does Cambridge Engage?

We're thrilled that CCTV Cambridge News filmed our 2019 Opening Conversation. You can enjoy the conversation between Dr. Karilyn Crockett and Diana Lempel here: https://vimeo.com/318282986

February 13, 2019, The Cambridge Historical Society hosted their opening conversation, "How does Cambridge engage?", a conversation between Dr. Karilyn…

Cambridge Historical Society
02/14/2019

Cambridge Historical Society

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Opening Conversation and Annual Meeting last night! We’re so lucky to have mem...
02/14/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Opening Conversation and Annual Meeting last night! We’re so lucky to have members that will spend the evening thinking critically with us. Here’s to many more important discussions in 2019! #EngageCambridge

Not a member yet? Head to cambridgehistory.org/support/ today to make a tax-deductible donation that will help us continue to connect our past with our future.

Looking for the perfect last-minute (delicious) gift? Head over to our friend Spindler Confections on Mass Ave!Thank you...
12/24/2018
Spindler Confections

Looking for the perfect last-minute (delicious) gift? Head over to our friend Spindler Confections on Mass Ave!

Thank you, Jeremy, for your support of the Society this year, and for preserving Cambridge's candy-making history!

Candies and confections, hand made in Cambridge, MA

Wishing all of our friends, members, and supporters the Happiest of Holidays!
12/21/2018

Wishing all of our friends, members, and supporters the Happiest of Holidays!

We wanted to extend a big thank you to our 2018 lead sponsor IRB real estate for all your support in bringing public his...
12/13/2018

We wanted to extend a big thank you to our 2018 lead sponsor IRB real estate for all your support in bringing public history to Cambridge!

Don't forget about our 2018 Holiday Party on Tuesday! Hope to see you there! Register online at:https://www.eventbrite.c...
12/02/2018
2018 Holiday Party

Don't forget about our 2018 Holiday Party on Tuesday! Hope to see you there! Register online at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-holiday-party-tickets-51513449113

To our members and friends, Please join us for end-of-year fellowship, libations, music, and light refreshments. We encourage your most festive holiday attire! The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House is not accessible.Limited street parking is available.

Did you know that today is #GivingTuesday? Support Cambridge Historical Society and we'll make history together! paypal....
11/27/2018

Did you know that today is #GivingTuesday? Support Cambridge Historical Society and we'll make history together! paypal.me/supportchs

Check out this great event in Cambridge this Wednesday evening!
11/26/2018

Check out this great event in Cambridge this Wednesday evening!

A big thank you to everyone who came out last Tuesday and supported our final event of the year! Hope you all join us fo...
11/18/2018

A big thank you to everyone who came out last Tuesday and supported our final event of the year! Hope you all join us for our 2019 events!

We are so excited for the screening and discussion with the filmmakers of "Jahar" tomorrow night! Have you purchased you...
11/12/2018
History Café 5: "Jahar"

We are so excited for the screening and discussion with the filmmakers of "Jahar" tomorrow night! Have you purchased your ticket yet? It's not too late! Register at https://historycafe5jahar.eventbrite.com

What do you do when your classmate, friend and neighbor -- a Cambridge Rindge and Latin high schooler -- turns out to be responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that shook the world? Henry Hayes and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, high school classmates of Dzohkhar Tsarnaev explore these questions in....

Get ready for our big event on Tuesday! Join our moderator for the evening, Robin Young, host of NPR's Here & Now, discu...
11/12/2018

Get ready for our big event on Tuesday! Join our moderator for the evening, Robin Young, host of NPR's Here & Now, discuss the film "Jahar" with the filmmakers! Register online at https://historycafe5jahar.eventbrite.com.

Have you registered for our final event of the year? It's not too late! Come hear filmmaker, Henry Hayes, discuss his th...
11/09/2018

Have you registered for our final event of the year? It's not too late! Come hear filmmaker, Henry Hayes, discuss his thoughts on #FromCambridge and how the community came together after a tragedy. Register online at https://historycafe5jahar.eventbrite.com

We are only one week away from our final #FromCambridge event of the year! Join us on Nov. 13th at 6:30pm to see the scr...
11/06/2018

We are only one week away from our final #FromCambridge event of the year! Join us on Nov. 13th at 6:30pm to see the screening of "Jahar" and hear from one of the filmmakers, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, talk about his experiences creating the film! Register online at https://historycafe5jahar.eventbrite.com

A big thank you to all those who joined us for our Fall Symposium last Thursday! We truly appreciate all the generative ...
10/30/2018

A big thank you to all those who joined us for our Fall Symposium last Thursday! We truly appreciate all the generative discussion from our audience, panel, and moderator! If you are excited to continue the discussion, check out our next History Café: "Jahar" on November 13th! Register at https://historycafe5jahar.eventbrite.com

10/24/2018

Thank you to our Fall Symposium sponsors! Alexandria Real Estate, Alnylam, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge Trust, Capital One Café, and North Cambridge Co-Operative Bank! #FromCambridge

We wanted to extend a big thanks to IRB for all their incredible support that allows us to continue creating programming...
10/22/2018

We wanted to extend a big thanks to IRB for all their incredible support that allows us to continue creating programming that engages with the people of Cambridge!

Only have 5 days left until our Fall Symposium! Come take part in the conversation with Nestor Pimenta from the Harvard ...
10/21/2018

Only have 5 days left until our Fall Symposium! Come take part in the conversation with Nestor Pimenta from the Harvard Divinity School and University Lutheran Church and share your thoughts on how to make Cambridge a more welcoming space for all! Register at https://fallsymposiumwhereiscambridgefrom.eventbrite.com #FromCambridge #sanctuarycity

Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission, will be one of our speakers for the Fall Symposiu...
10/20/2018

Charles Sullivan, Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Commission, will be one of our speakers for the Fall Symposium on Oct. 25th at 6:00pm! We invite you to join! Register at http://tiny.cc/CHStix #FromCambridge

We are only one week away from our 2018 Fall Symposium! It is still not too late to get tickets! Register at https://fal...
10/18/2018
Fall Symposium "Where is Cambridge From?"

We are only one week away from our 2018 Fall Symposium! It is still not too late to get tickets! Register at https://fallsymposiumwhereiscambridgefrom.eventbrite.com and get ready for an exciting night! Hope to see you all there! #FromCambridge

The Past and Present of Immigration and Sanctuary Who is Welcome and Safe Here? Panel discussion featuring Christine Elow, Cambridge Police; Nestor Pimienta, Harvard Divinity School; and Charles Sullivan, Cambridge Historical Commission. Moderated by Reverend Irene Monroe. Featuring a storytelling i...

Hear one of our speakers for the night, Cambridge Police Superintendent, Christine Elow answer how to make Cambridge a m...
10/15/2018

Hear one of our speakers for the night, Cambridge Police Superintendent, Christine Elow answer how to make Cambridge a more welcoming and safe city for all. Register for our Fall Symposium on October 25th at https://fallsymposiumwhereiscambridgefrom.eventbrite.com/
#FromCambridge #CambMA

How can we make Cambridge a more welcoming and safe city for all? Join our moderator for the night, journalist and minis...
10/12/2018

How can we make Cambridge a more welcoming and safe city for all? Join our moderator for the night, journalist and minister, Reverend Irene Monroe at the Fall Symposium on October 25th at 6:00 PM! Register at https://fallsymposiumwhereiscambridgefrom.eventbrite.com/
#FromCambridge #CambMA

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