Upcoming Events

04/27/2017 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Walking Tour, 5:30-6:20 PM
Stroll past 'Bee' members' homes, and hear their stories; all in the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House vicinity. Tour led by Steve Pinkerton. Meeting location to be announced--please check back!

History Cafe, 6:30-8 PM
A parlor conversation with Steve Pinkerton, Mt. Auburn Cemetery Docent & Pamela Baldwin, CHS Council member and knitter about two 'craftivist' moments- Cambridge's own Civil War 'Bee,' and the recent 'Pussyhat Project.' There'll also be a look at 'Bee' collections objects, with intern Heather Larson.

Ticket price includes libations and light snacks
Needlework is welcome here!
More information and tickets here: https://craftivism-historycafe-walkingtour.eventbrite.com

04/30/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, headquarters of the Cambridge Historical Society, for a tour of this historic home - the 2nd-oldest in Cambridge and a local treasure. You'll hear an overview of its fascinating history, and have an opportunity to explore on your own.
Families welcome!

Place: 159 Brattle Street
Dates: Sundays, April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, and September 24
Time: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
Refreshments: Lemonade, cookies, and other treats
Donation: $5 for Society members; $10 for nonmembers
RSVP: rprevite@cambridgehistory.org, 617-547-4252

05/03/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Enjoy good company, hors' d'oeuvres, wine, and beer donated by Cambridge Brewing Company. Support the work of the Society at our Spring Benefit, and celebrate this year's theme, asking 'What Does Cambridge Make?'.

Featuring:
-A conversation with three of Cambridge's own makers: Pedja Kostic, Iggy's Bread; Angela Sawyer, Weirdo Records; and Jeremy Spindler, Spindler Confections
-Original live music by Angela Sawyer
-Local candymaking ephemera and history with Jeremy Spindler

Have questions about Cambridge industry? Want to know what special collections actually means? Ask (or Stump!) your Cambridge archivists: Irina Sandler, Cambridge Historical Society; Emily Gonzalez, Cambridge HIstorical Commission; and Alyssa Pacy, Cambridge Public Library
MIT Museum First Floor exhibits; including a Polaroid exhibit, which features a rare, large-format camera. More First Floor exhibit info on museum website.

MIT Museum
265 Mass. Ave., Building N51, Cambridge
Questions to lwaskelis@cambridgehistory.org, 617-547-4252
Parking: $5 with parking validation, for entry after 5 pm. 55 Franklin Street Garage, 55 Franklin St., Cambridge, MA

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05/21/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, headquarters of the Cambridge Historical Society, for a tour of this historic home - the 2nd-oldest in Cambridge and a local treasure. You'll hear an overview of its fascinating history, and have an opportunity to explore on your own.
Families welcome!

Place: 159 Brattle Street
Dates: Sundays, April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, and September 24
Time: 12 noon - 1:00 PM
Refreshments: Lemonade, cookies, and other treats
Donation: $5 for Society members; $10 for nonmembers
RSVP: rprevite@cambridgehistory.org, 617-547-4252