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Cambridge Historical Society

We are Cambridge history. We inspire interest in and enthusiasm for the Cambridge experience; its changing landscapes and neighborhoods; its workers and thinkers; its daily life and innovative contributions to the nation. We are a resource for everyone who wants to know about Cambridge and its history. We collect and preserve Cambridge history in many forms and seek to make it widely available through exhibits; online communities; access to our archives and collections; vibrant public programs; and publications. The CHS is housed at the historic Hooper-Lee-Nichols House (1685).

The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House is open for visitorsby appointment only. Please email or call to schedule your visit at least one week in advance.

The office staff is available by phone at 617-547-4252 and by appointment.


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159 Brattle Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

West Cambridge

(617) 547-4252