07/09/18: Past — History Café 3 & Walking Tour: Caribbean Community in the Port

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We want to thank the fantastic speakers, those who led the walking tour, Joe Galusha and Marian Darlington-Hope, as well as the history café, when we were joined by Cleola Payne and Selvin Chambers, as well as the Lamplighter Brewing Co. for providing a wonderful space, and of course everyone who showed up and participated! We learned a lot about the history and current situation of the Port neighborhood, especially the Caribbean community which has been so central to its story.

02/06/18: Past — 2018 Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cambridge Historical Society’s “Opening Conversation” & Annual Meeting! We also want to thank the incredible speakers, Alexandra Sedlovskaya and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, and our fantastic moderator, Diana Lempel. The event helped frame this year’s question “Where is Cambridge From?” and was a great start to our year-long program series responding to that question.

Five Senses Over Five Centuries Tour

CHS tour, Shady Hill school, March 2016

Engage all your senses as you explore the c.1685 Hooper-Lee-Nichols House with costumed guide Daniel Berger-Jones of Cambridge Historical Tours. Ages: Perfect for guests ages 8+ Group size: Up to 25 people Cost: Please contact us to discuss pricing Our tours are by appointment only. Please contact us at info@cambridgehistory.org or 617-547-4252 to arrange a tour. Over 1.5 hours, guests … Read More

Self-Guided Tour: Clay, Bricks, Dump, Park: A Tour of North Cambridge

This tour begins with glacial time – 10,000 years ago when ice left behind vast deposits of clay in North Cambridge, then fast-forwards 9,800 years to the neighborhood’s brickmaking heyday, and the dump left in its wake. Clay shaped one of Cambridge’s biggest industries, and the lives of North Cantabrigians for generations. Take a walk through North Cambridge to find out how.

Past History Café – “Common Goods” History Café and Workshop

Windsor Chairs then and now

Thursday, June 15, 2017 6-7pm: “Common Goods” Workshop (Cambridge Arts) Free. Location: Cambridge Common, at the Main Plaza / Civil War Monument Demonstration and performance by artists Allison Smith & Judith Leeman. Free. How do common American crafts such as the Windsor chair inform the common good? Can they point us to a future “commons” that we want? 7:15-8:30pm: History … Read More

Past History Café – Candy, Soap, or Beer? The Working Life in The Port Neighborhood of Cambridge

CHS History Cafe "Candy, Soap or Beer?" Image

[soliloquy id=”2902″] Tuesday, 05/09/17, 5:30–8:00pm 5:30–6:30pm Walking Tour: Tour The Port with Marian Darlington-Hope; focusing on the manufacturing history, and workers’ lives in The Port, through time. Tour starts in front of Lamplighter Brewing Company at 5:30pm sharp. Please show up by 5:25. 6:45–8:00pm History Café: Cayla Marvil will tell Lamplighter’s story of making beer in Cambridge today. Learn about … Read More

Summer Tours at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, Cambridge, MA

The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House – headquarters of the Cambridge Historical Society – will be open to the public on Sunday, August 27th, from 12 noon to 1pm, for a brief guided tour of this local treasure. The second-oldest house in Cambridge, it reveals a glimpse into Cambridge’s past with the original 17th-century fireplace, a look into the Revolutionary War with a … Read More