06/13/18: Past — Open Archives 2018

On June 13, the Cambridge Historical Society participated in the annual Open Archives, hosted by the Cambridge Historical Commission. Under the direction of our Archivist Maggie Hoffman, we were able to showcase a variety of historical materials from our archival collections, such as the Hodges-Swan family papers and the Harvard Square Defense Fund.

05/30/18: Past — “Where is Cambridge From?” History Cafe 1: East Cambridge & The Facts

History Cafe Logo

We enjoyed a lively evening of conversation and learning at the great Atwood’s Tavern! Thanks to all of the participants for coming and sharing their curiosity and enthusiasm about East Cambridge and “the facts.” Our speakers, Cliff Cook and Michael Delia, with the guidance of our moderator Reed Gochberg, had much to say on subjects of demographic trends, a changing East Cambridge, and the central role of the East End House in the neighborhood.

04/26/18: Past — “From Cambridge,” A Benefit for the Cambridge Historical Society

The Society’s “From Cambridge” Spring Benefit was a festive evening with old and new friends, delicious food and great music. The evening’s program was moderated by Merry (Corky) White, local food anthropologist; and featured Kari Kuelzer, owner of Grendel’s Den, Harvard Square; and Hector Piña, co-owner of La Fábrica Central, Central Square.

02/06/18: Past — 2018 Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cambridge Historical Society’s “Opening Conversation” & Annual Meeting! We also want to thank the incredible speakers, Alexandra Sedlovskaya and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, and our fantastic moderator, Diana Lempel. The event helped frame this year’s question “Where is Cambridge From?” and was a great start to our year-long program series responding to that question.

12/05/17: Past — Annual Member Holiday Party

Members & Friends: Please join us at 159 Brattle Street for end-of-year fellowship, libations, music, and light refreshments. Festive holiday attire encouraged! RSVP by December 1 here.

10/02/17: Past — “Why Here?” – The first installment of the 2017 Fall Symposium

October Symposium Postcard

Update – watch the event: Our 2017 Symposium’s theme is “Made in Cambridge: What’s Happening in Kendall Square?” On Monday, October 2nd at the Cambridge Public Library, we held the first part of our 2017 Fall Symposium: “Why Here?” Our moderator is Henrietta Davis, former Mayor of Cambridge, and our speakers are Sam Lipson, Director of Environmental Health at Cambridge … Read More

Past “What’s Next?” – The second installment of the 2017 Fall Symposium

October Symposium Postcard

Our 2017 Symposium’s theme is “Made in Cambridge: What’s Happening in Kendall Square?” Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at Google Cambridge for the second part of our 2017 Fall Symposium: “What’s Next?” Our Moderator is Mimi Graney, and our speakers are David Sun Kong from the Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, Abbie Celniker, a Partner at Third … Read More

Past “Apothecary Now: A look inside the medicine cabinet” History Café

Apothecary Versus Prescription Drug Mass Production

Join us Wednesday, 9/27/17 at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for a ​peek inside​ yesterday’s and today’s medicine cabinet ​​with Rachel Meyers from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Robert Skenderian of Skenderian Apothecary. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is located at 300 Third St., Cambridge, MA 02142. Click here to buy tickets Check back soon for more updates.