Recap of 10/22/2019 Oral History Round Table

On Tuesday, October 22, the Cambridge Historical Society Oral History project team hosted a roundtable event at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House. Diana Lempel, the Doing History curator at Cambridge Historical Society, led the oral history narrators, interviewers Katie Burke and Lina Raciukaitis, and Loop Lab recording team through a reflection on the Sweet Souls Oral History Project thus far. … Read More

Recap of 11/13/2019 Fall Conversation

On November 13, the Cambridge Historical Society held Fall Conversation: How Can We Make Change Here? at University Lutheran Church. Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr. Charlotte Ryan, two radical educators and activists with Cambridge ties, spoke about what drives them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil, the speakers discussed: What issues motivated them, and … Read More

NEW! Purchase a 2020 History Café Season Pass

Introducing our 2020 History Café Season Pass! Similar to a theater’s season ticket, this pass allows Society members the opportunity to purchase tickets for our entire History Café series upfront at a discounted rate. In 2020, we plan to hold three History Cafés as well as our Summer walking tour. The pass costs $30 (a $40 value) and is available … Read More

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

Many thanks to everyone who joined us at the Central Square Theater for our final History Café of 2019! We were delighted to hear from artists David Fichter, Eryn Johnson, and Vincent Siders on how the arts can serve as a catalyst for– or reaction to– change. Our thanks to Dr. Marty Blatt for moderating the conversation. The evening began … Read More

Recap of 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

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