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Cambridge by Map

By Cambridge Public Library

How old is the Cambridge Public Library?

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12pm – 1pm

Ages 18 and Adult and Senior Adult.


Main Library Q&A Desk
Help & Information Desk

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  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

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What was Cambridge like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries? How has the city changed, and how has it stayed the same?

Join the Leventhal Map Center on a virtual walk through historic Cambridge.  Using Atlascope, a tool for exploring urban maps in metropolitan Boston, the Map Center's Public Engagement & Interpretation Coordinator Rachel Mead will take us on a trip into Cambridge historical geography. 

Learn  how the city has changed over time, and discover how to research the history of your own house and neighborhood.