Wicked Local: Cambridge Historical Society announces theme for fall symposium

October 1, 2017 “The Cambridge Historical Society recently announced ‘Made in Cambridge: What’s Happening in Kendall Square?’ as the theme of its second fall symposium, held over two evenings. The first event, titled ‘Why Here?’ will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Cambridge Public Library. The second ‘What’s Next?ΩΩ‘ will…

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Past “What’s Next?” – The second installment of the 2017 Fall Symposium

October Symposium Postcard

Our 2017 Symposium’s theme is “Made in Cambridge: What’s Happening in Kendall Square?” Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at Google Cambridge for the second part of our 2017 Fall Symposium: “What’s Next?” Our Moderator is Mimi Graney, and our speakers are David Sun Kong from the Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, Abbie…

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Past “Apothecary Now: A look inside the medicine cabinet” History Café

Apothecary Versus Prescription Drug Mass Production

Join us Wednesday, 9/27/17 at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals for a ​peek inside​ yesterday’s and today’s medicine cabinet ​​with Rachel Meyers from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Robert Skenderian of Skenderian Apothecary. Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is located at 300 Third St., Cambridge, MA 02142. Click here to buy tickets Check back soon for more updates.

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Past “Whose Kendall?” History Café and Self-Guided Tour

Kendall Square Then and Now

Join us Tuesday, 9/12/17 at Cambridge Brewing Company for a Self-Guided Tour ​& Talk about ​this dramatically changing neighborhood of Cambridge with Daniel Berger-Jones​ from Cambridge Historical Tours​ ​and Peter Abair​ from Mass Bio. Cambridge Brewing Company is located at 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02139. Click here to buy tickets Check back soon for…

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

Black and white photo of a person bent over many rows of bricks outside. Stacked bricks are seen on the right.

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.

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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”…

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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…

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