Recap: Cambridge Open Archives 2019

In late June, the Cambridge Historical Society participated in the eleventh annual Cambridge Open Archives, a free event organized by the Cambridge Historical Commission where archival repositories around Cambridge open their doors to visitors and highlight thematic collections. This year’s theme was “Politics and Activism in Cambridge (and Beyond).” Visitors to the Society had the opportunity to learn about and … Read More

50 Years Later: Harvard’s 1969 Protests

In Cambridge, as in the rest of America, the late 1960s were a period of unrest and upheaval. As we consider our 2019 theme “How Does Cambridge Engage?” we benefit from looking back fifty years to the Spring of  1969. The events of April 8th-10th, 1969 were a response to the Vietnam War and the social and political tensions it sparked. … Read More

Serjeant Family Letters Digitized for Online Research

This collection will be featured at our 2019 Open Archives on June 27. We are delighted to announce that the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati has generously provided funding to digitize the Cambridge Historical Society’s Serjeant Family Letters (1769-1840) (formerly the Winwood Serjeant Letters) and make them accessible to the public on our website and in person at the historic … Read More