What are History Cambridge's guiding values/principles?
We engage with Cambridge to explore how the past influences the present in order to shape a better future.
We believe that through their experiences of Cambridge, every person in our city knows something about Cambridge’s history, and their knowledge matters. We support people in sharing history with each other.
What are the ongoing services or programs that you provide?
We connect people to local history through History Cafes, guided and self guided tours, articles, oral histories, social posts, and more. We take a multi-disciplinary approach and are always doing "history and..." We do best when we are partnering — let's work together!
Are there any upcoming projects, initiatives, or events that you'd like others to know about?
"Forgotten Souls of Tory Row: Remembering the Enslaved People of Brattle Street" art installation by art collective Black Coral (funded by Cambridge Arts) will be on display at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House until Friday, April 7.
Throughout 2023 we are diving deep into one neighborhood — Cambridgeport — gathering and sharing stories that haven't yet been told. Look for virtual and in-person programming starting in April at the Morse School, Fort Washington Park, Gallery 263, and other spaces as we explore the Indigenous, industrial, and social history of this unique neighborhood.
If History Cambridge was an emoji, which would it be and why?
👂 A listening ear — How can history help make a better city?
How does history impact a city like Cambridge?
History Cambridge wants to spark curiosity and get people thinking. Ask yourself, why wasn't I taught that? If I didn't know that, what else don't I know? Use that curiosity to ask good questions and to better understand this place we live/work in. History will help us make better decisions to become a better city.
Photos: Forgotten Souls (directly below); a walking tour of the Port, led by Marian Darlington-Hope (below that).