Cambridgeport History Day

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Since 2009, Cambridgeport History Day and “If this house could talk . . .” have celebrated one of Cambridge’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Cambridgeport History Day is an all-day fair that includes walking tours, history exhibits, photo id games, and historical re-enactors. This year, there will be a special focus on the War of 1812, how it ruined plans for Cambridgeport, and the streets throughout the neighborhood that commemorate it. “If this house” is a chance for the buildings of Cambridgeport to tell their special and unique stories through the creation of hand-drawn markers. The signs can talk about almost anything—the history of the house, a description of cool stuff a resident found in the attic, or family experiences from funny stories to a brand new garden.
 
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Cambridgeport History Day is sponsored by the Cambridgeport History Project. Mayor Henrietta Davis and Michael Kenney serve as co-chairs, and Gavin Kleespies of the Cambridge Historical Society is the project manager. The Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge Historical Society, Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association, and Riverside Boat Club are co-sponsors of the project.
 
The Cambridgeport History Day and "If This House Could Talk..." are sponsored through the generous support of the Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridge Trust, and Forest City.