Cambridge 400

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History Cambridge

An illustrated graphic that says "Cambridge 400" to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Cambridge with inclusive programs to inspire residents to think critically about our past and apply lessons learned for our future.

No application or registration needed.

Cost

As we get closer to scheduled events in 2030, we will update this information.

Ubicación

The program location changes over time.

  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

As we get closer to scheduled events in 2030, we will update this information.

Dates and Times

This is an ongoing program.

As we get closer to scheduled events in 2030, we will update this information.

Additional information

The year 2030 marks the 400th anniversary of Cambridge, Massachusetts (originally settled as New Towne in 1630 by the Massachusetts Bay Company). This momentous occasion is an opportunity for the people of Cambridge to reflect on our past, celebrate, and establish plans for sustaining our history into the future.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people have inhabited the place we call Cambridge for many thousands of years. Cambridge 400 recognizes that Indigenous voices are vital to this project and will be included to provide greater context, fullness, and accuracy to the larger Cambridge story.

Why celebrate? Cambridge is a city rich with history that many already celebrate. While history can and should be used to promote feelings of pride, it is also a tool to help us create a better city. We can use the lessons of the past to inform all aspects of our civic life. By critically examining the history we have collected and shared in the past, we can better recognize that there are significant gaps in our understanding. Many histories have been left out of the historical record. Cambridge 400 is a movement to include as many diverse voices across the city as possible in order to properly celebrate and learn from our past, then use this collective wisdom to better understand the issues Cambridge faces going forward.

Contacts

Marieke Van Damme

Executive Director

617-547-4252

Please contact us to let us know how you’d like to join in the celebration!

An illustrated graphic that says "Cambridge 400" to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This is an ongoing program.
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Marieke Van Damme

Executive Director

617-547-4252
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Last updated Abril 25, 2024.