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History Café – History in the Making: Artist Talk with Allison Smith Thursday, 6/15/17 at the Hong Kong in Harvard Square, time TBD Public Art + History + Memorializing (Cambridge Common art project) Exploring the history of making in Cambridge, Smith will lead colonial-era making workshops and discussions to address issues of early moments in statehood, revolution, and the capacity … Read More

Past History Café – Candy, Soap, or Beer? The Working Life in The Port Neighborhood of Cambridge

CHS History Cafe "Candy, Soap or Beer?" Image

Tuesday, 05/09/17, 5:30–8:00pm 5:30–6:30pm Walking Tour: Tour The Port with Marian Darlington-Hope; focusing on the manufacturing history, and workers’ lives in The Port, through time. Tour starts in front of Lamplighter Brewing Company at 5:30pm sharp. Please show up by 5:25. 6:45–8:00pm History Café: Cayla Marvil will tell Lamplighter’s story of making beer in Cambridge today. Learn about their unique … Read More

Past History Café & Walking Tour – When Crafty Women Move Domestic Arts to the Public Realm

Cambridge Historical Society, Craftivism tour and talk

Thursday, 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. Meet in front of the Longfellow House National Historical Site, 105 Brattle Street. Tour starts promptly at 5:30pm, please arrive a few minutes early. History Cafe, 6:30-8 PM A parlor conversation with Steve Pinkerton & … Read More

Past History Café – How do you make ends meet in today’s rising housing market?

Mon, 10/03/2016 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm Join the conversation! This month we’re asking “How do you make ends meet in today’s rising housing market?” with the help of Molly Turner, Global Head of Civic Partnerships, Airbnb What’s our goal? The Cambridge Historical Society wants to facilitate dynamic conversations about the housing issues facing Cambridge residents today with a historical perspective. … Read More