From the American Revolution to the biotech revolution, the history of Cambridge is unlike that of any other city. A city this vibrant and vital must preserve its past and learn from it to make the Cambridge of today the best it can be.

Make a gift to support the Society today!

Read below for ways to support.

A donation to the Cambridge Historical Society will help us continue connecting the past with our present and future. Together, we can make history!

“Really enjoyed the event – it was engaging and made me think of CHS in a new light.”

In recognition of your support, you will receive:

  • A subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter
  • Invitations to the Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting, Holiday Party, History Café series, and other signature events
  • Discounted event registration
  • Advance reservations for limited-enrollment programs
  • A 100% tax deduction
“I think it is brilliant to have these programs that address change in an historical and current setting.”

Giving Levels
We welcome all donors as Society members:

  • $50+  Friend
  • $100+  Contributor
  • $500+  Sponsor
  • $1,000+  Patron
  • $2,500+  Benefactor
  • $5,000+  Advocate
  • $10,000+  Councilor’s Circle
Join today!

Checks can be mailed to:
Cambridge Historical Society
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Questions? Call us at 617-547-4252 or email

By maintaining our connection to our past, we help make the Cambridge of today the best it can be. Thank you for your commitment to sharing curiosity!

“I am a member of a few historical societies in Massachusetts, and your program has the best events and engagement by far. Thanks for hosting such an active, exciting group!”

Matching Gifts
The Cambridge Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and eligible for many employers’ corporate matching gifts programs. You can learn more by contacting your Human Resources Department.

Gifts of Stock
Did you know that you can make a gift of appreciated securities and avoid the capital gains tax? Contact your tax representative for more information.

Cambridge Historical Society, Corporate SponsorsThank you to our current Corporate Supporters!

Corporate membership
Your gift can benefit the Society all year long!

Information on Corporate Sponsorship levels and benefits is here.

Questions? Contact Marieke Van Damme, Executive Director, at or 617-547-4252

Become a Corporate Member today!

Cambridge Historical Society, Legacy Giving, photo of members
Ensure the important history of Cambridge is never forgotten by joining the Constellation Club. You can honor the both the present and the future by creating a trust or by remembering the Cambridge Historical Society in your will.