Feeling Curious?

Explore our thematic History Hubs, check out an online exhibition, or hear first-hand recollections in our oral history collection. Find a self-guided tour and discover Cambridge history up close. Ask a question and see what others are buzzing about in our History Hive.

History Hubs

History Hubs are curated collections of articles, images, self-guided tours, and more about facets of local history. Browse fun facts about our fair city, revisit thematic Years in Review, or get started on a more in-depth research project.


Explore articles, including columns from Cambridge Day, written by History Cambridge staff, interns, and volunteers as well as our partners in the History Cambridge Collaborative.

History Hive

Our crowdsourced local history Q&A is abuzz with neighbors and others adding their own knowledge to our shared understanding of Cambridge history. Anyone can pose a question and anyone can contribute an answer.

Self-Guided Tours

Download a guide map, grab a friend, and hit the town or explore from home. Cambridge is yours to discover with self-guided tours on topics like modern architecture, candy-making history, Caribbean heritage, and feminist activism.

Oral Histories

History is alive in the stories we tell. Our oral history projects preserve the voices of Cambridge neighbors and other local experts sharing their memories of important events and everyday life in our city.

Help Revisit Past Research

Want to get your hands dirty and your brain fired up? These projects could use fresh eyes and additional research to help fill in gaps and create something that’s in shape to share with other friends of History Cambridge.