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

Past Walking Tour – Clay, Bricks, Dump, Park: A Walking Tour of North Cambridge

Buy Tickets Here Walking Tour of North Cambridge, led by Joe Galusha  Tour starts at 10:30am sharp at parking lot next to Russell Field/Jerry’s Pond, 361 Rindge Ave. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Day-of registration is cash only. This tour begins with glacial time – 10,000 years ago when ice left behind vast deposits of clay in North Cambridge, then fast-forwards … Read More

Past History Café – “Common Goods” History Café and Workshop

Windsor Chairs then and now

Thursday, June 15, 2017 6-7pm: “Common Goods” Workshop (Cambridge Arts) Free. Location: Cambridge Common, at the Main Plaza / Civil War Monument Demonstration and performance by artists Allison Smith & Judith Leeman. Free. How do common American crafts such as the Windsor chair inform the common good? Can they point us to a future “commons” that we want? 7:15-8:30pm: History … 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

Summer Tours 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, August 27th, 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

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

2017 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