2020 Opening Conversation

Help us kick off a year of programming around our 2020 theme, “Who Are Cambridge Women?” Opening Conversation and Annual Meeting Tuesday, February 25, 2020* Cambridge Public Library, Main Branch6-8 PM *Inclement weather date is Wednesday, February 26, at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House The event will feature Eva Martin-Blythe, Executive Director of YWCA Cambridge, in conversation with Diana Lempel, the Society’s … 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

Introducing the 2020 theme “Who Are Cambridge Women?”

The Cambridge Historical Society engages with our city to explore how the past influences the present in order to shape a better future. This year, we are asking “Who Are Cambridge Women?” Our 2020 theme is important now more than ever in this year of national celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment granting women suffrage. While the Society … Read More

Recap of 11/13/2019 Fall Conversation

On November 13, 2019, Cambridge Historical Society hosted Fall Conversation 2019: How Can We Make Change Here? at University Lutheran Church. Speakers Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr. Charlotte Ryan joined moderator Mary McNeil to discuss activism and how they use education as a tool to engage others. This event concluded the Society’s 2019 programs centered on the question “How Does Cambridge … Read More

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

Wicked Local: Cambridge walking tour tells tales of Caribbean immigrants in The Port

July 16, 2018 “As the British began squeezing out ordinary sugar cane farmers on the Caribbean islands in the mid-19th Century, it became tougher for unskilled agriculture workers to make a living. Many turned to America, looking for factory work to support their families. In Cambridge’s Port neighborhood, that history has left an impact for almost two centuries. On Saturday, … Read More

Wicked Local: Cambridge Historical Society announces theme for fall symposium

October 1, 2017 “The Cambridge Historical Society recently announced ‘Made in Cambridge: What’s Happening in Kendall Square?’ as the theme of its second fall symposium, held over two evenings. The first event, titled ‘Why Here?’ will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Cambridge Public Library. The second ‘What’s Next?ΩΩ‘ will be held from 6 to … Read More

Cambridge Day: Historical Society’s Kendall Square events to look at what made it happen, what’s next

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September 30, 2017 By Marc Levy “Biotech has helped transform Kendall Square into what’s been called ‘the most innovative square mile on the planet’ – but, well, why? Why here and not somewhere else? And what’s next? “The Cambridge Historical Society asks these question at two free events in October, starting with Monday’s ‘Why Here?’ and finishing Oct. 18 with … Read More

The Metropole: “‘Housing for All?’: Putting History to Work in Cambridge, MA”

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August 14, 2017 By Hope J. Shannon “During the fall of 2016, the Cambridge Historical Society (CHS) in Cambridge, Massachusetts held a three-part symposium titled ‘Housing for All?’ The symposium brought historical perspective to housing issues in both Cambridge and the Boston metropolitan area, and shows one of the many ways history can be put to work in conversations about … Read More