From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. A city this vibrant and vital must preserve its past and learn from it to make the Cambridge of today the best it can be.

Thank you to our Individual Supporters.

Click here to see our 2016 donor roll.

A donation to the Cambridge Historical Society will help us continue connecting the past with our present and future. Together, we can make history!

“Really enjoyed the event – it was engaging and made me think of CHS in a new light.”

In recognition of your support, you will receive:

  • A subscription to The Cambridge Historian newsletter
  • Invitations to the Annual Meeting, our Holiday Party, History Café series, and other signature events
  • Advance reservations for limited-enrollment programs
  • A 100% tax deduction
“I think it is brilliant to have these programs that address change in an historical and current setting.”

Giving Levels
We welcome all donors as 2017 Society members:

  • $50+  Friend
  • $100+  Contributor
  • $500+  Sponsor
  • $1,000+  Patron
  • $2,500+  Benefactor
  • $5,000+  Advocate
  • $10,000+  Councilor’s Circle
Join online!

Checks can be mailed to:
Cambridge Historical Society
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Questions? Call Rosemary Previte at 617-547-4252 or email rprevite@cambridgehistory.org.

By maintaining our connection to our past, we help make the Cambridge of today the best it can be. Thank you for your commitment to sharing curiosity!

“I am a member of a few historical societies in Massachusetts, and your program has the best events and engagement by far. Thanks for hosting such an active, exciting group!”

Matching Gifts
The Cambridge Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and eligible for many employers’ corporate matching gifts programs. You can learn more by contacting your Human Resources Department.

Gifts of Stock
Did you know that you can make a gift of appreciated securities and avoid the capital gains tax? Contact your tax representative for more information.

Cambridge Historical Society, Corporate SponsorsThank you to our Corporate Supporters. Click here to see our 2016 donor roll.

There are two ways to partner, through corporate membership or event sponsorship.

Corporate membership
Your gift can benefit the Society all year long!

$25,000 Lead Logo on homepage for one year Full page ad listing Full year mentions in Facebook & Twitter; logo/mention e-news Acknowledgement at all events; recognition on donor board
$15,000 Platinum Logo on homepage Full page ad listing Monthly thanks on social media Logo on donor board
$10,000 Gold Logo Ad listing Monthly thanks on social media Logo on donor board
$5,000 Silver Logo Ad listing Monthly thanks on social media Logo on donor board
$2,500 Bronze Name only Name only Monthly thanks on social media Listing on donor board
$1,000 Friend Name only Name only Monthly thanks on social media Listing on donor board
Become a Corporate Member today!

Sponsor one of the Society’s signature programs.

Cambridge Historical Society, Legacy Giving, photo of members
Ensure the important history of Cambridge is never forgotten. You can honor the both the present and the future by creating a trust or by remembering the Cambridge Historical Society in your will. Join with others who have guaranteed the long-term health of the Society’s programs, collections, and historic Hooper-Lee-Nichols House.

There are many ways to create a legacy, including bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts. The Cambridge Historical Society recommends consulting with your attorney or tax representative for specific information about your estate plans.

For more information on how to give, please contact Marieke Van Damme, Executive Director, at 617-547-4252.