Save the Date: Walking Tour 2019: Central Square Activism from the 1960s to Now

Join Cambridge Historical Society intern Amelia Zurcher as she leads a walking tour through Central Square! This tour looks at Central Square and its surrounding neighborhoods as sites of tremendous social and political activity, where activists sought to achieve visions of affordable housing and food, equal representation, civil rights, and global peace. Through exploration of settings of debate, protest, community … Read More

6/27/2019 Cambridge Open Archives

It’s time for Cambridge Open Archives 2019! We invite you to join us at the Cambridge Historical Society for a look at our archival collections that shed light on Cambridge’s rich history of politics and activism. You’ll hear from our archivist, Maggie Hoffman, on the records of the Cambridge Branch of the Massachusetts Indian Association, the Winwood Serjeant Letters, and … Read More

6/25/19 History Cafe 2: Engaging with “Difficult Histories” Workshop

We invite you to join us at the next Cambridge Historical Society History Café, where scholars Stephen Berrey and Tatiana Cruz will help us define “difficult histories,” who they are difficult for, and reflect on ways to grapple with them. Professor Berrey’s expertise on the history of blackface and minstrelry is just one example of the difficult stories we may encounter in our families, … Read More

Recap of 4/10/19 History Café: Digital Engagement

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the April 10 History Café: Digital Engagement, with City Councilors Sumbul Siddiqui and Alanna Mallon and moderator Smarika Suwal. The event, held at CCTV, drew an engaged crowd.

Caribbean Heritage in Cambridge

The 2018 Caribbean Heritage Oral History Project collected interviews of nine Cambridge people who were born in or have roots in the Caribbean as part of our year of asking “Where is Cambridge From?” These interviews help us gain perspective on what it’s like to be both from Cambridge and from the Caribbean. Read the Oral Histories here