05/30/18: “Where is Cambridge From?” History Cafe 1: East Cambridge & The Facts

“Where is Cambridge From?” History Cafe 1: East Cambridge & The Facts

Cambridge Historical Society History Cafe | Atwood’s Tavern | 877 Cambridge St. | Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 6:30-8pm

Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Join us for two perspectives on where Cambridge is from:

Hear from Cliff CookCambridge Planning Information Manager about the demographic overview of newcomers in Cambridge over time; and Michael Delia will talk about the role of the East End House in welcoming newcomers for the last one hundred years.


Cliff Cook joined the Cambridge Community development Department in 1995. He is currently Senior Planning Information Manager, responsible for a variety of topics where urban planning and data intersect. He acts as the unofficial city demographer, providing information about the population of Cambridge from a range of sources. He is the president of the Association of Public Data Users and a member of the Census Bureau’s Data products Review Group. He has Master of Regional Planning and undergraduate degrees from Cornell University.

Michael Delia has over 25 years of experience in management positions within not-for-profit organizations. He has served as the President and CEO of East End House since 1996. During his tenure,  East End House has received numerous awards, including the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Award for Excellence in Management in 2010 and Family Strengthening Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and United Neighborhood Centers of America in 2009 and 2010. Michael received a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago in Social Service Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Reed Gochberg is a Lecturer in History and Literature at Harvard University. She received her PhD in English in 2016 from Boston University, and she specializes in nineteenth-century American literature and culture, with research interests in the history of science, material culture, and the history of museums.