Feb 28 – Opening Conversation 2022

9-to-5 No Longer: Cambridge Workers and the Gig EconomyWe began our year of asking “Who Are Cambridge Workers?” with a look at the rise of the gig economy and its impact on Cantabrigians. On February 28, 2022, we were joined by Professor Terri Gerstein, Director of the State and Local Enforcement Project at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife … Read More

2020 Opening Conversation Recap

On February 25, we hosted our 2020 Opening Conversation: “Who Are Cambridge Women?” at the Cambridge Public Library. Eva Martin-Blythe, Executive Director of the Cambridge YWCA, was joined by the Society’s Doing History Curator, Diana Lempel, for a discussion of the history, mission, and legacy of the YWCA. This event marked the beginning of a year of programs exploring the … Read More

Recap of 2019 Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cambridge Historical Society’s “Opening Conversation” & Annual Meeting! We also want to thank our captivating speakers, Dr. Karilyn Crockett and Diana Lempel. To kick off the year-long series of events, CHS hosted Dr. Crockett and Diana Lempel in exploring the year’s thematic question, “How Does Cambridge Engage?” Dr. Crockett drew on her work as … Read More