The Basket Club and Mask-Making: The Fabric of Mending in Cambridge

The Basket Club and Mask-Making

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2021Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Place: Via Zoom (register below!) In 1873 Emily Elizabeth Parsons, a former Civil War nurse and founder of the Mount Auburn Hospital, started the Basket Club out of her parlor in Cambridge. Taking its name from the large basket of fabric and sewing supplies placed in the middle of the table at each … Read More

Mercy Scollay and the Lifelong Work of Mending

By Katie Turner Getty, Independent Researcher and Writer When Mercy Scollay’s presumptive fiancé, Dr. Joseph Warren, was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June of 1775, she was thrust into emotional and financial turmoil that would both parallel and outlast the political upheaval of the American Revolution. As the caretaker and surrogate mother to Warren’s four children – … Read More

Good Riddance 2020

Good Riddance 2020 Event GFX

On Sunday, December 13, drop by Cambridge Historical Society to write down the things you wish to leave behind from 2020. Your thoughts will be run through a shredder and recycled. Then write down your hopes, dreams, and wishes on a piece of seeded paper – all that you have learned and gained from 2020 that you want to take with you into 2021. Take home your fresh perspective and plant it.