2019 Opening Conversation

Join us for our 2019 Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting where we launch this year’s theme: How Does Cambridge Engage? A conversation between Dr. Karilyn Crockett, MIT lecturer in Public Policy and Urban Planning, and Diana Lempel, the Society’s Doing History Curator.  Wednesday, February 13, 2019 • 6-8:00pm Cambridge Public Library Main Branch Register on Eventbrite.

11/13/18—Past—History Café: “Jahar”

What an incredible final event to our year focusing on “Where is Cambridge From?”! The evening was filled with thoughtful remarks from our filmmakers, moderator, and attendees about the process of healing after a local tragedy, and the importance of continuing these types of open discussions and conversations to learn from the past. Interested in this event? Check out more … Read More

07/24/18: Past—History Café 4: City People and Old Cambridge People

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Thank you to Katherine Howe, author, and Society board member Ed Rodley, 4th generation Cambridge Irish-American, for leading a conversation about two defining Cambridge types—Brahmins and City People—at the heart of where Cambridge is from. Thank you as well to Archivist Maggie Hoffman and Intern Lydia MacKay, for giving us a peek into the Society’s archives, including a brief look at the Susan Nichols’ journals from the late 1800s.

07/14/18: Past—Walking Tour: Caribbean Community in the Port

We had a great time with the wonderful Marian Darlington-Hope & Joe Galusha on their walking tour of the Port. The tour focused on the history of the Caribbean community in the Port through personal stories in the context of places of work, education, worship, and outreach.

07/09/18: Past — History Café 3 & Walking Tour: Caribbean Community in the Port

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We want to thank the fantastic speakers, those who led the walking tour, Joe Galusha and Marian Darlington-Hope, as well as the history café, when we were joined by Cleola Payne and Selvin Chambers, as well as the Lamplighter Brewing Co. for providing a wonderful space, and of course everyone who showed up and participated! We learned a lot about the history and current situation of the Port neighborhood, especially the Caribbean community which has been so central to its story.

02/06/18: Past — 2018 Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cambridge Historical Society’s “Opening Conversation” & Annual Meeting! We also want to thank the incredible speakers, Alexandra Sedlovskaya and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, and our fantastic moderator, Diana Lempel. The event helped frame this year’s question “Where is Cambridge From?” and was a great start to our year-long program series responding to that question.