Sunday May 21 House Tour at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, Cambridge, MA

The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House – headquarters of the Cambridge Historical Society – will be open to the public on Sunday, May 21, from 12 noon to 1pm, for a brief guided tour of this local treasure. The second-oldest house in Cambridge, it reveals a glimpse into Cambridge’s past with the original 17th-century fireplace, a look into the Revolutionary War with a … Read More

Five Senses Over Five Centuries Tour

CHS tour, Shady Hill school, March 2016

Engage all your senses as you explore the c.1685 Hooper-Lee-Nichols House with actor Daniel Berger-Jones. Perfect for groups of all ages, up to 25 people. Please call ahead to schedule your tour and discuss pricing: 617-547-4252. “The Five Senses tour is perfect for engaging students in local and American history. My students were totally drawn in (some of them in … Read More

Coming Up Soon

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

Spring 2017 Benefit

Cambridge Historical Society Spring 2017 Benefit: Made in Cambridge

“Made in Cambridge”—A Benefit for the Cambridge Historical Society Wednesday, 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 … 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

Cambridge Historical Society Annual Meeting

CHS Annual Meeting 2017

Wed, 03/22/2017 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm Cambridge Public Library, Main Library 449 Broadway, Cambridge Light refreshments RSVP to rprevite@cambridgehistory.org, 617-547-4252 Join us for our annual meeting; and a talk with Shaun Nichols about ‘The Making (and Re-Making) of the Cambridge Economy’ How has global ‘crisis capitalism’ repeatedly impacted local workers, and made and un-made our Cambridge industries? In what ways … Read More

Spindler Chocolates Demo Class 2017 Fundraiser for CHS

Fri, 02/24/2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Enjoy a glass of wine while learning chocolate making basics. We’ll discuss equipment, ingredients, and process, including fillings, and how to vary texture and flavor. This is largely a demonstration class, but you will go home with an assortment of chocolates! What better way to spend a February evening than in the … Read More

Holiday Open House 2016

CHS Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:30pm – 7:30pm You are Cordially invited to our Annual Member Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 6th at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, 159 Brattle Street. Light refreshments will be served | Festive Holiday attire encouraged Please note: The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House is not handicapped Accessible. Limited Street parking is available. Please RSVP by December, 1 to Rosemary Previte, … 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