Marieke Van Damme – GenX

Marieke Van Damme Portrait by Kira Hower

June 22, 2017 by Heidi Legg “As we spent time scouring the city for GenX voices bringing us emerging ideas, Marieke Van Damme’s name kept popping up as a change maker. The irony is that she is the Director of a the Cambridge Historical Society, headquartered on fabled Brattle Street, but a few houses away from the poet Henry Longfellow’s … Read More

Cambridge Historical Society Annual Meeting

March 25, 2017 by M Holbrow “‘How does it feel to be a member of one of the most revolutionary historical societies in the United States?’ “The tongue-in-cheek question, posed by Executive Director Marieka Van Damme at the Cambridge Historical Society’s annual meeting on March 22, highlights the organization’s long view, extending back to early times in New England. The … Read More

“Not for Nothin’ – Marieke Van Damme” on

Marieke Van Damme interviewed by Susan Fleischmann

October 25, 2016 By Susan Fleischmann From, “An interview with Marieke Van Damme, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Society. She discusses this year’s theme – the past, present and future of affordable housing in Cambridge.”

Cambridge Historical Society changes approach to stay relevant

August 11, 2016 by Natalie Handy “The secret to tackling current issues can be found by looking in the past, as far as the Cambridge Historical Society is concerned. “Since taking on the role of CHS director last year, Marieke Van Damme said CHS is making an effort to become more relevant to Cantabrigians today, and using history to explain … Read More

Making the Past Present at the Cambridge Historical Society

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

March 16, 2016 By: JM Lindsay “Tucked away in the 17th-Century Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, about halfway between Harvard Square and Fresh Pond Parkway, the Cambridge Historical Society doesn’t see much foot traffic. And that’s just fine with recently hired Executive Director Marieke Van Damme.” Read more at Scout Cambridge.