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Join our team! We seek a creative, organized, and passionate fundraiser to help develop and execute a fundraising strate...
01/06/2024

Join our team! We seek a creative, organized, and passionate fundraiser to help develop and execute a fundraising strategy that is aligned with our mission, goals, and values. This individual would be part of a small team working closely together to increase engagement and visibility in our community. Learn more at https://buff.ly/41SuBEb

Did you know that we are on YouTube? Watch our 2023 thank you video alongside recordings of many of our events! YouTube....
01/04/2024

Did you know that we are on YouTube? Watch our 2023 thank you video alongside recordings of many of our events! YouTube.com/ 🥰

As part of our mission to collect and share the stories of all Cantabrigians we're continuing with our neighborhood hist...
01/03/2024

As part of our mission to collect and share the stories of all Cantabrigians we're continuing with our neighborhood history project, focusing this year on North Cambridge! Learn more about our plans for North Cambridge in our latest "Did You Know?" in Cambridge Day. https://buff.ly/48BtvPw

Want to keep up with everything History Cambridge? Join our newsletter! It's the best way to stay up to date with everyt...
01/03/2024

Want to keep up with everything History Cambridge? Join our newsletter! It's the best way to stay up to date with everything we've got going on and find out about upcoming events. https://buff.ly/32RvVx5

The staff of History Cambridge are wishing you a wonderful 2024!
01/02/2024

The staff of History Cambridge are wishing you a wonderful 2024!

Join Many Helping Hands 365, My Brother's Keeper Cambridge, YWCA Cambridge, and Central Square Church on January 15th an...
01/02/2024

Join Many Helping Hands 365, My Brother's Keeper Cambridge, YWCA Cambridge, and Central Square Church on January 15th and come lend your helping hands and honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by showing up to answer his question: "What are you doing for others?” Come for the afternoon or just a short time and join with Cambridge neighbors as we work together to help others! https://buff.ly/488xwLc

Happy New Year! We're so excited to continue making history with you all in 2024!
01/02/2024

Happy New Year! We're so excited to continue making history with you all in 2024!

Wow! Thanks to so many generous donors, we’re close to our goal! historycambridge.com/donate
12/31/2023

Wow! Thanks to so many generous donors, we’re close to our goal! historycambridge.com/donate

Today is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere— the shortest day of the year! It's the official start of winter...
12/21/2023

Today is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere— the shortest day of the year! It's the official start of winter AND after today the days get longer— who is excited for more sunshine?? 🙋🏾

As we enter the Revolution's 250th anniversary season, you can help make history by taking part in this project! Use you...
12/20/2023

As we enter the Revolution's 250th anniversary season, you can help make history by taking part in this project! Use your cursive-reading "superpowers" to help us learn more about the lives of ordinary Americans by transcribing the pension records of Revolutionary War soldiers.

The National Archives and the National Park Service are collaborating on a special project to transcribe Revolutionary War pension files.

You can help make these important records of the first veterans of the United States easier to find and read in our online Catalog!

It’s easy to get started, and you can transcribe as much as little as you like. You can even search by state for records to transcribe!

Learn more on the Citizen Archivist webpage: www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/missions

You're moving the needle! Thank you to all who have given to our annual appeal. We believe that understanding our histor...
12/18/2023

You're moving the needle! Thank you to all who have given to our annual appeal. We believe that understanding our history leads to increased community, productive conversations, and creating a sustainable future. Your gift makes our work possible. historycambridge.org/donate

Congratulations to Cambridge Police Superintendent Pauline Wells on her graduation from the FBI Academy! Superintendent ...
12/18/2023

Congratulations to Cambridge Police Superintendent Pauline Wells on her graduation from the FBI Academy! Superintendent Wells joined us at a 2021 program during our year of asking "How Does Cambridge Mend?" to discuss the ways in which the Cambridge community had come together to support one another during the COVID pandemic. You can view that program on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD1ZaNx-Vug

https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/cambridgepolice/News/2023/12/cambridgepolicedepartmentsuperintendentpaulinewellsgraduatesfromfbinationalacademy

In this program, Cambridge Historical Society peers into our archives to discuss the legacy of the Basket Club and how Cantabrigians created handmade donatio...

Tomorrow marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This article highlights the descendants of four men who pa...
12/15/2023

Tomorrow marks the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. This article highlights the descendants of four men who participated, including Cambridge resident John Hicks.

Four descendants remember the risks taken by their ancestors in standing up to the British in 1773 and tossing tea into Boston Harbor.

Thank you to the Cambridge Community Foundation for awarding us a fall grant to support Phase 2 of our Indigenous Voices...
12/14/2023

Thank you to the Cambridge Community Foundation for awarding us a fall grant to support Phase 2 of our Indigenous Voices Project, where will once again be working with Sage Carbone! This phase also involves collaborating with local school teachers.

Thank you to our friends at the Loring Greenough House for our beautiful holiday wreath! Be sure to check out their grea...
12/12/2023

Thank you to our friends at the Loring Greenough House for our beautiful holiday wreath! Be sure to check out their great history programs throughout the year, and be on the lookout for their wreath sale next November!

Please donate to History Cambridge today and support us in learning more about this place we call home. historycambridge...
12/11/2023

Please donate to History Cambridge today and support us in learning more about this place we call home. historycambridge.org/donate

12/08/2023
We’ve had a great year getting to know Cambridgeport. Please join us and our friends at Gallery 263 TONIGHT, December 7t...
12/07/2023

We’ve had a great year getting to know Cambridgeport. Please join us and our friends at Gallery 263 TONIGHT, December 7th, at 7pm for a look back on what we’ve learned from the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served! https://buff.ly/3MvL3UH

Women make history every day! Visit our women's history hub to learn about and celebrate some of the women who have made...
12/05/2023

Women make history every day! Visit our women's history hub to learn about and celebrate some of the women who have made an indelible impact on this place we call Cambridge. https://buff.ly/3pwFhWR

Did you know that we are on YouTube? We  have video recordings of many of our events that you can check out at YouTube.c...
12/05/2023

Did you know that we are on YouTube? We have video recordings of many of our events that you can check out at YouTube.com/ 🥰

We’ve had a great year getting to know Cambridgeport. Please join us and our friends at Gallery 263 this Thursday, Decem...
12/04/2023

We’ve had a great year getting to know Cambridgeport. Please join us and our friends at Gallery 263 this Thursday, December 7th, at 7pm for a look back on what we’ve learned from the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served! https://buff.ly/3MvL3UH

We believe that understanding our history leads to increased community, productive conversations, and a sustainable futu...
12/04/2023

We believe that understanding our history leads to increased community, productive conversations, and a sustainable future. You make this work possible. Thank you for giving today! historycambridge.org/donate

We’ve had a great year getting to know Cambridgeport. Please join us and our friends at Gallery 263 on December 7th at 7...
11/26/2023

We’ve had a great year getting to know Cambridgeport. Please join us and our friends at Gallery 263 on December 7th at 7pm for a look back on what we’ve learned from the neighborhood. Light refreshments will be served! https://buff.ly/3MvL3UH

This month is Native American Heritage Month, however we at History Cambridge celebrate Native American history year rou...
11/23/2023

This month is Native American Heritage Month, however we at History Cambridge celebrate Native American history year round! Visit our Indigenous People's History Hub to find resources towards learning about Indigenous history, past and present. https://buff.ly/3QqJzdU

Congratulations to Darlene and her husband Joe for all their amazing work preserving and sharing this aspect of Cambridg...
11/22/2023

Congratulations to Darlene and her husband Joe for all their amazing work preserving and sharing this aspect of Cambridge history!

Her books are a must-have for any candy lover.

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Thank you, Historic New England! I have been honored as the winner of the 2023 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper for my lifetime achievement as curator of the Candy Wrapper Museum and my books "Necco–An Epic Candy Tale" and "Necco–The Archive Collection,” which chronicle the history of the New England Confectionery Company and its family of brands from the 19th through the 21st centuries.

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. Their prize honors a collector or dealer who has assembled or helped save significant collections related to New England and its diverse communities or to the nation as a whole. I would have never dreamed when I started my collection as a teen that I would receive an honor of such prestige.

Do you want to know more about the inner belt movement? From the 1950s-70s, city planners, community activists, universi...
11/22/2023

Do you want to know more about the inner belt movement? From the 1950s-70s, city planners, community activists, universities, and politicians formed a coalition to block the construction of the Inner Belt, a proposed eight-lane highway. Their actions preserved much of Cambridge and attracted national attention. It became the rallying cry of many later political movements in the city. Learn more by visiting our Inner Belt History Hub! https://buff.ly/3lCxybr

Good afternoon Cambridge turkeys!
11/21/2023

Good afternoon Cambridge turkeys!

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