Coming in June 2022: Temporary public art installation at Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

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Forgotten Souls of Tory Row: Remembering the Enslaved People of Brattle Street This summer, History Cambridge is partnering with Black Coral, Inc. to erect a temporary public art installation on the front lawn of the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House at 159 Brattle Street. The piece will be on view and open to the public dawn to dusk from June 3-October 3, 2022 Want … Read More

May 23 History Café: Changing Tides in Cambridge Industry

History Cafe Changing Tides in Cambridge History Monday May 23 7:00 pm via Zoom History Cambridge

History Café: Changing Tides in Cambridge Industry Monday May 23 at 7 PM ET Virtual program over Zoom Free; donations accepted Our second History Café of 2022 will focus on the role of workers in Cambridge factories and large-scale industry. What did the industrial landscape of the city look like in the 19th and 20th centuries, and what sectors are prominent today? How … Read More

History Café: The Work of Revolution

History Café: The Work of Revolution POSTPONED — NEW DATE AND TIME TBAVirtual program over ZoomFree; donations accepted How did unpaid labor enable the Revolutionary leaders of Cambridge to foment rebellion and to carry out the political and military duties of the War? Although much is known about George Washington’s residency in Cambridge in the early days of the Revolution, … Read More

Feb 28 – Opening Conversation 2022

9-to-5 No Longer: Cambridge Workers and the Gig EconomyWe began our year of asking “Who Are Cambridge Workers?” with a look at the rise of the gig economy and its impact on Cantabrigians. On February 28, 2022, we were joined by Professor Terri Gerstein, Director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife … Read More

Celebrate Cambridge’s 400th Anniversary

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A Collaborative Initiative Of: Our Mission: To commemorate our 400th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire the people of Cambridge to think critically about our past and apply lessons learned for our future. Our Vision: The shared experiences of Cambridge 400 will have inspired us to incorporate curiosity, pride, and critical thinking into our daily lives. Join Us: contact us … Read More