‘Housing for All?’ – A new initiative from the Cambridge Historical Society

This fall, the CHS presents a 3-part symposium about the past, present, and future of affordable housing in Cambridge. The question, ‘Housing for All?’ will be posed to knowledgeable speakers and to symposium participants, all of whom share an investment in the topic and the City.

Closing reception - Ghosts in the Archive by Avery Williamson

At this closing reception of Ghosts in the Archive, we are joined by the artist Avery Williamson.


Welcome to the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. The original section of this building was built in the late 17th century, making it the second oldest house in Cambridge and one of the oldest houses in New England. From its location on Brattle Street, it has witnessed the beginning of the American Revolution, the birth of the abolitionist movement, the formation of America as an industrial powerhouse, and the counter culture revolution of the 1960s.