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Constellation Club

Planned Giving is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

You can ensure that the rich history of Cambridge continues to be recorded, shared, and preserved by remembering the Cambridge Historical Society in your estate planning. Members of the Constellation Club will receive recognition in our publications and online on an on-going basis.

View the Constellation Club brochure here

The Constellation Club was a neighborhood group for children run by Susan Nichols (1810-1892) when she lived in the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House. As described in the Society’s Proceedings: “It was considered an honor to be asked to belong to it. The young people assembled here one evening each week after dark, and she took them out of doors and showed them the stars, told their names, and related the old myths suggested by the names of the constellations. Afterwards all went into the house, where nuts or doughnuts or gingerbread were served and games were played.”

These individuals have generously remembered History Cambridge in their estate planning:

Marie Bowen
Bartol (Bart) Brinkler
Robert Forbes Davis
Frances White Emerson
Suzanne Revaleon Green
Marjorie Frye Gutheim
George W. Jones
Renny Little
Ellen Moot
Foster McCrum Palmer
Robert Rettig
Elizabeth van Buren

To learn more, contact executive director Marieke Van Damme at 617-547-4252 or mvandamme@historycambridge.org.

If you have already named History Cambridge in your will or trust, please let us know so that we may welcome you into The Constellation Club. Requests for anonymity will be honored.

History Cambridge recommends consulting with your attorney or tax representative for specific information about your estate plans.