We at the Cambridge Historical Society work hard to provide meaningful perspective on present-day issues, and this pandemic is no exception. Over the past few weeks, we've been researching, writing, and finding relevant content to help us gain insight into our current situation. I know you'll enjoy the recent new articles on our website (links below). Let us know what you think!
Thanks to you, our Cambridge & COVID-19 Archive continues to grow, creating a rich body of material for future researchers. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to do so, please
share your story.
(If you already have, please consider doing so again!) If you are out walking in the next few weeks, keep an eye out. You might just see your own words in the shop windows of Cambridge. You can also follow responses on
We're also curious to know if you have any stories of relatives who survived--or didn’t survive--the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic. (Apparently I'm here today because one of my ancestors slept with her head out a window.) What might you have heard from your elders?
All the best,
Marieke Van Damme