Cambridgeport History Day Saturday, Oct. 1


Cambridgeport History Day Saturday, Oct. 1 ( Rain Date October 2)  
On Magazine Street, between Lawrence and McTernan streets, Cambridgeport

This special event brings people together and creates a sense of place and community through shared history and common stories. 


10 am          If This House Could Talk… booth opens in Dana Park, with sign lists, historical maps and maps of  the pop up performance circuit. (Cambridge residents and businesses are invited to participate by posting homemade signs in front of their buildings that reveal glimpses into their recent or historic past. ITHCT signs will remain up through October 9. 

12 noon     Yankee Ingenuity and Romantic Visions on Magazine Street, a walking tour led by Kathleen (Kit) Rawlins, Cambridge Historical Commission. Departs from Dana Park.

3 pm         Can you see that? A family-oriented exploration around Dana Park led by  Kathleen (Kit) Rawlins.

2-5 pm     Fun at Dana Park for kids and adults. Sidewalk Sam will be there for an interactive art-making project. Enjoy history quizzes, a Civil War mini-exhibit, interactive displays, Henrietta’s book swap (bring history, cookbooks, gardening books), plus entertainment and much more.

2-5 pm     Pop up History Performances. Visit with five characters from history around the neighborhood.

*  Scandal! Rich widower Asa Morse lived here in the 1890s. His romance with young Anna Van
   Houten seemed charmed until her secret was revealed...A reporter sniffs out a local story    that went national.
   Location: In front of Woodrow Wilson Court, 81 Magazine Street

* Rowing was one of the most popular amateur sports in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Meet
  Seamus, an Irish immigrant and proud member of the Riverside Boat Club.
  Location: Riverside Boat Club on Memorial Drive, across from Starbucks and Trader Joe's
* Yes, Model Ts were made in Cambridgeport from 1914-1926.
   Meet a proud assembly-line worker and see his Model T.   
   Location: Lindstrom Field, beside the Morse School, near the BU traffic circle

* This road almost became a superhighway! Meet Mimi, an Inner Belt protester.
    Location: 350 Brookline Street,  next to the MIT Mail Service building

* Some of the biggest and best telescope lenses in the world were made here by Alvan Clark &   Sons. Hear one of their neighbors chat about their wondrous works.
  Location: 75 Henry Street 

Maps for the living history route can be found at the ITHCT booth.

5-7 pm     Potluck Party at Dana Park with music by the Andy Baer Quartet, hosted by the
       Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association                                    
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