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Time Traveling In Winter Hill

When Leo Brown crawled under the porch of his Winter Hill home, he mostly found what he was expecting: cobwebs, discarded furniture, old rat poison. He was scoping out the crawl space to see if he could eventually install air conditioning on the all season porch above, and hoping to clear out some of the […]


Fall Conversation 2019: How Can We Make Change Here?

At this year’s Fall Conversation, the Cambridge Historical Society brings together Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones and Dr. Charlotte Ryan, two radical educators and activists with Cambridge ties, to discuss what drives them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil, our speakers will discuss: What issues motivated them, and how did they […]


Oral History Roundtable

Join the Cambridge Historical Society on Tuesday, October 22, 6-8 PM at Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, 71 Cherry Street, Cambridge for an update on our 2019 oral history project. Led by scholar Diana Lempel, you’ll hear from the project team and oral history narrators about what we’re learning from the narrators’ stories about the pivotal […]


Breaking the Noses on Egyptian Statues

Public Lecture by Edward Bleiberg Senior Curator, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum Why are the noses broken on Egyptian statues? Why were other sculpted body parts, including eyes, mouths, arms, and feet, purposely shattered in antiquity? Focusing on the ancient world of the pharaohs and on the Late Antique world that […]