When Will and George Emerson begin to talk about their family background and their father, who founded the J. H. Emerson Company, they mention somewhat offhandedly that they are descended from a brother of Ralph Waldo Emerson and that their paternal grandfather was related to the artist Maxfield Parrish. But it is only when they begin to describe their father, … Read More
Did you know Cambridge is also known for making music? Bob Dylan went electric here!
Read the full The Story of the Bee by Mary Towle Palmer (1924) as a PDF here Read the finding aid for The Bee Records, 1861–1934 here Cambridge Proceedings, Volume 17, 1924 EXTRACTS FROM “THE STORY OF THE BEE” BY MARY TOWLE PALMER Since there is no record of the exact pages which Mrs. Palmer read before the Society at … Read More
By Michael Kenney, 2015 Call 1905 “a year of new beginnings.” It marked not only the final decision on a new subway route—today’s Red Line—but also the birth of the Cambridge Historical Society. Well into the year, there was debate over whether to run a subway underground once it crossed the Charles River, or to run an elevated line through … Read More