Join Cambridge Historical Society intern Amelia Zurcher as she leads an engaging walking tour through Central Square.

This tour looks 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, protest, community service, and organizing, both past and ongoing, the walking tour traces histories of activism in Central Square from the 1960s and 1970s to the present era to understand how this area has historically sparked and supported such community efforts.

Dates: There are TWO opportunities to take this walking tour!

  • Thursday, July 25, 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Tickets available at Eventbrite for July 25 and July 27 tours.

Meetup Location: Sidney Place, Cambridge, MA 02139. Meet at Sidney Place, at the corners of Green Street and Sidney Place in Cambridge. Sidney Place is an approximately 5-minute walk from Central Square T station or Municipal Lot #5. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. 

Accessibility: This walking tour will move at a leisurely pace and last approximately two hours. Please contact for information about accessibility.

Do you have stories to share about your own involvement with activism and civic engagement? Cambridge Historical Society is currently collecting people’s stories about activism, which will be housed in our archives and featured at the 2019 Fall Conversation. Please submit your stories today!

Amelia Zurcher, Summer Intern

Amelia Zurcher is a 2019 graduate of the history master’s program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she studied public history and early American history. With a great interest in urban histories of community engagement, Amelia is eager to share the many fascinating stories of local activism that she has discovered in Central Square.