Share Your Stories of Engagement!

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We need your help to unravel the questions that surround this year’s theme, “How Does Cambridge Engage?” How are you making a difference for the causes you believe in? How are you a part of history? Are historical events moving around you, or are they moving through you? Are you a part of the action? How will you leave your … Read More

Recap: History Tour 2019: Central Square Activism from the 1960s to Now

Thank you to all who joined us for an engaging tour through Central Square with intern Amelia Zurcher! This tour looked 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, … Read More

Recap: Cambridge Open Archives 2019

In late June, the Cambridge Historical Society participated in the eleventh annual Cambridge Open Archives, a free event organized by the Cambridge Historical Commission where archival repositories around Cambridge open their doors to visitors and highlight thematic collections. This year’s theme was “Politics and Activism in Cambridge (and Beyond).” Visitors to the Society had the opportunity to learn about and … Read More

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