9/25/19 Claiming Our Seats: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on Women’s Voting Rights

Cambridge Women Vote Logo

The Society is pleased to partner with the City of Cambridge on this upcoming event! We invite you to join us on September 25 as we discuss the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote.  At this roundtable, we ask – which women? Dr. Jennifer Guglielmo, Rev. Irene Monroe, and Dr. Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson will engage … Read More

9/23/19 History Café 3: Engaging through the Arts

History Cafe logo shows napkin on table with words "History Cafe"

In partnership with Central Square Theater, we invite artists David Fichter, Eryn Johnson, and Vincent Siders to discuss how the arts can serve as a catalyst for– or reaction to– change. We ask, how is their work informed by a history of social justice in the arts? Does this build on a legacy of such work in Cambridge? Dr. Marty … Read More

Share Your Stories of Engagement!

Cambridge Historical Society logo

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 walking tour through Central Square with CHS intern Amelia Zurcher. Offered on July 25th and 27th, the tours welcomed nearly fifty attendees in total. As participants walked from Sidney Street to Bigelow Street over the course of the tour, they discussed the history of activism in the Central Square area … 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 learned about our archival collections, including the … 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