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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.