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It's Women's History Month, and to celebrate, we've created a Who Are Cambridge Women? Hub on our website.

This hub is an extension of our 2020 theme: Who Are Cambridge Women? It's no secret that, despite their many contributions, women are among those who have not been included equitably in the historical record. We at Cambridge Historical Society wanted to do something to address that problem. This hub seemed like a great way to highlight the accomplished Cambridge women who helped shape our city. Scroll down to see more detail.

We always love learning more about Cambridge history. Submit your stories - tell us, who are the Cambridge women who have influenced you, your neighborhood, or our city? She may be a part of your family, a neighbor, a member of your place of worship, or someone you have heard about in some other way. We love hearing about remarkable people who have touched the lives of many and can't wait to read your story.

Marieke Van Damme
Executive Director, Cambridge Historical Society
New: Who Are Cambridge Women? Hub
We focused our 2020 programs on the many roles that women in Cambridge have played – and continue to play – in the city’s past, present, and future.

Our new Who Are Cambridge Women? Hub, celebrates Cambridge women who have made an impact on our community, each in her own way.

We feature profiles on several Cambridge women who had an impact on our city: Barbara Ackerman, Maria Baldwin, Ann Bookman, Sara Chapman Bull, Joyce Chen, Helen Lee Franklin, Lois Lilley Howe, Edith Lesley, Eva Neer, Mercy Scollay, Elizabeth Sullivan, and Phyllis Wallace.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to gather in person for our annual meeting. Join us as we conduct business virtually! More information about the brief meeting, including an agenda and other materials, can be found on our website: cambridgehistory.org.

Registration is required. Sign up at cambridgehistory.org
Questions? Contact us at (617) 547-4252 or info@cambridgehistory.org
Welcome Our Newest Team Member
Eshe Sherley, CHS Intern
We'd like to give a warm welcome to Intern Eshe Sherley. With generous support from the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, this spring Eshe will be exploring the history of enslaved people in Cambridge in the years leading up to and immediately following the Revolutionary War. She will be presenting her research later this year in History Cafés and a walking tour. We're very excited to work with Eshe! Watch for her first contribution, coming soon to Cambridge Day.
Share More History
It's quick and easy to invite your friends to like us on Facebook in just four simple steps:

  1. Visit our Facebook page and click the "Like" button.
  2. Then, near the top right-hand corner of our page, click the three small horizontal dots, and click "Invite Friends."
  3. Check the names of those you wish to invite.
  4. Type in a message to go along with the invitation (or go with the autofill), and hit "Send Invites." And that's it - you're done!

Inviting your friends helps us grow, plus it makes your social media network an even friendlier place for you.
Join Our History Hive
We love Cambridge history, and we know you do, too. So we thought: Why not create an accessible place where we crowdsource history? That's what prompted us to create History Hive - when people have questions, we reach out to you for answers.

Watch for us to pose questions on social media and in our Did You Know? column on Cambridge Day. Share your answers with us, and we may feature them on our social media channels, in future e-newsletters, and other content. Everyone has history to share, and History Hive is the perfect place to do it.

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Did You Know?
Our Did You Know? blog now has even more reach. Every Monday, our new partner, Cambridge Day, publishes a piece from our collection. Now's your chance to enjoy Cambridge Historical Society's work in a whole new light. Here are a few things we've published so far:
Volunteer Shoutout
A heartfelt thank you to Annette LaMond, who recently submitted two extremely well researched pieces on trailblazing Cambridge women, Phyllis Wallace and Eva Neer as well as an in-depth look at The Society for the Protection of Native Plants and the Cambridge Plant Club.

Annette has also been a dedicated guardian angel at the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House for many years, tending to our trees and gardens as a member of the Cambridge Plant & Garden Club.
Thank You
Our work is made possible through the generous support of our donors and the following businesses and foundations:
The Cambridge Historical Society | Hooper-Lee-Nichols House 
159 Brattle Street | Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138