A Fond Farewell to CHS Treasurer Andy Leighton

Friends and family gathered at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House in early April to celebrate Andy Leighton, who has stepped down after nearly three decades of service to the Cambridge Historical Society. Current and former Society presidents, executive directors, council members, staff, and friends thanked Leighton for his countless contributions as a member of the Finance Committee and the Advisory Council, and … 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.

Recap of 2019 Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cambridge Historical Society’s “Opening Conversation” & Annual Meeting! We also want to thank our captivating speakers, Dr. Karilyn Crockett and Diana Lempel. To kick off the year-long series of events, CHS hosted Dr. Crockett and Diana Lempel in exploring the year’s thematic question, “How Does Cambridge Engage?” Dr. Crockett drew on her work as … Read More

Recap of 11/13/18 History Café: “Jahar” Screening and Panel

What do you do when your classmate, friend, and neighbor turns out to have been responsible for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that shook the world?  The unforgettable closing event of a year spent exploring the question “Where is Cambridge From?” was a screening and conversation with the filmmakers of “Jahar,”  a short film made by two high school friends … Read More

2018-Past-History Cafés and Walking Tours

Check back soon for dates to upcoming History Cafés and Walking Tours! History Cafés are lively conversations with experts, bringing a historical perspective to timely topics in unique settings around Cambridge. They are social, conversational, and fun. Come to learn, stay for good conversation, refreshments, and cheer! This year’s “Where is Cambridge From?” History Cafés will explore the past and … Read More

Recap of 04/26/18 “From Cambridge,” A Benefit for the Cambridge Historical Society

The Society’s “From Cambridge” Spring Benefit was a festive evening with old and new friends, delicious food and great music. The evening’s program was moderated by Merry (Corky) White, local food anthropologist; and featured Kari Kuelzer, owner of Grendel’s Den, Harvard Square; and Hector Piña, co-owner of La Fábrica Central, Central Square.