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

Winwood Serjeant 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 Winwood Serjeant Letters  (1769-1840) and make them accessible to the public on our website and in person at the historic Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. Winwood Serjeant (c.1730?-1780) … Read More