A vintage soap ad featuring two small dogs in a dog house surrounded by flowers and the text "Try C. L. Jones & Co's —TULIP SOAP— Best in Use."

Sept. 29 — Soap & Bones: A Benefit for History Cambridge

Thu September 29, 2022
6-8 PM

Join us for an intimate evening to benefit History Cambridge!

Hosted by History Cambridge’s Board President Amy Devin at her Cambridgeport home at 53 Henry Street.

Get a sneak peek into our plans to celebrate the neighborhood throughout 2023.

A short presentation by Charles Sullivan, Cambridge Historical Commission, will explore the area of CPort known as “Greasy Village” and the unique history of this part of the city.

Why Soap & Bones?

Trade card drawing of a young woman with light skin and long, brown hair in a white dress facing to her right. Text reads: "John Reardon & Sons/ Leading soaps/ anchor, oval, antique and extra family soaps." Text at bottom reads "Morning of Life."

The history of Cambridgeport is rich and diverse. For example, did you know that the eastern edge of the neighborhood once housed factories, such as the Reardon Soap Works? Making soap required animal parts, including bones and fat, which is very slippery. All these activities gave this area of Cambridge the nickname “Greasy Village.” Join us on Sept. 29th to learn even more!

Photo courtesy Historic New England

Details

Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-8 PM
53 Henry St.
$75/ticket
Hors d’oeuvres and libations will be served
Sponsorship opportunities available

Proceeds from this event benefit History Cambridge’s ongoing efforts in the city.

From the Host

“Cambridgeport has been home now for almost twenty years. And while we love the neighborhood’s proximity to city life, its many green spaces and old Victorian homes, it is the community that keeps us here. It is our neighbors on Henry Street, the families of Tot Lot and the Morse School, the people you run into in Hastings Square or at the corner store that are the reason we’ve put down roots here. I know we’re just one of many families from past and present to feel that way about Cport, and I hope History Cambridge’s upcoming year exploring the neighborhood can tap into that connection.”

— Amy Devin

Tickets

Space is extremely limited for this special event. Please reserve your tickets now!