The Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women

The Cambridge Commission on the Status of Women is a City department whose purpose is to ensure equity for women and girls in all economic, social, political, and educational opportunities throughout the city. They maintain a database of notable Cambridge women throughout history as well as online, self-guided history tours. Contact executive director Kimberly Sansoucy…

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Guided Tour: Food and Mending in Central Square

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As a source of both physical and emotional sustenance, food is intricately tied to our survival as individuals and as a community. During the twentieth century, food also played an important role as a means by which Cambridge visitors and residents could learn about and connect with their neighbors across racial, ethnic and class lines.…

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Black History in Cambridge: Online Resources Hub

crowd of people sitting on ground with a few protest signs. Woman standing to the right speaks through a megaphone

Above Image: Saundra Graham speaks into a megaphone during the occupation of 319th Harvard Commencement June 11, 1970 (Courtesy Cambridge Historical Commission) Delve into these online resources that explore Black history in Cambridge. More programs and events about Cambridge’s Black history are being planned. To be notified, sign up for our monthly enewsletter. Articles Self-Guided…

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Reflecting on the 2019 History Tour

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Amelia Zurcher, 2019 Summer Programs Intern Approaching local history through the question “How Does Cambridge Engage?” has given me an interesting lens into the city’s years of activism and community-building. Throughout the summer of 2019, I spent many days strolling Cambridge’s streets, sifting through archives, and talking with local residents. When I first began research…

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2018-Past-History Cafés and Self-Guided Tours

Check back soon for dates to upcoming History Cafés and Self-Guided Tours! History Cafés are lively conversations with experts, bringing a historical perspective to timely topics in unique settings around Cambridge. They are social, conversational, and fun. Come to learn, stay for good conversation, refreshments, and cheer! This year’s “Where is Cambridge From?” History Cafés…

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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.

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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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