Details on the upcoming events on October 3rd from the organizer, the Cambridgeport History Group. This is shaping up to be a really fantastic weekend for the C-port community:
“If This House Could Talk..." invites residents and visitors to explore the intimate history of this rich neighborhood. On October 3 and 4, Cambridgeport neighbors and businesses will display original signs sharing choice tidbits about events—contemporary or historic, personal or public—that happened in their buildings. Cathie Zusy, the project’s organizer, hopes that “neighbors will stroll around, discovering great stories that took place just around the corner.” [ed: I saw my first "If This House Could Talk" sign this morning at Dana Park... anyone seen others up yet? Residents eager to put up a sign can contact Cathie at 617-868-0489 or at firstname.lastname@example.org]
Saturday, Oct. 3rd activities:
(pick up a map of historic sites and a list of sign locations anytime 10am-5pm at Dana Park)
Noon: Rededication of Fort Washington Park, the only survivor of a chain of small forts ordered built by George Washington in 1775 to defend against the British occupiers of Boston. Gardner’s Regiment, a local group of Revolutionary War re-enactors, will be encamped at the fort from 11am to 2pm and will participate in the rededication
1:00-2:30pm: Charles Sullivan, Executive Director of the Cambridge Historical Commission, will lead a walking tour of Cambridgeport, starting at Fort Washington and ending at Dana Park
2:30-5:00pm: local community groups will provide entertainment and activities for children and adults, including:
- Sidewalk Histories—Brookline Street Mosaics, the Cambridge Poet Populist Program, and Dana Park Quotes (Cambridge Arts Council)
- A Mystery History Photo Contest (Cambridge Historical Society)
- History Rubbings (Gallery 263)
- “Memory Lane: Walking Routes Celebrating Cambridge Women’s History!,” self-guided tours of Cambridgeport (Cambridge Women’s Commission)
- Collage Houses: An Art Project for Kids (Hazel Ryerson)
4:00-7:00pm: the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association will hold its annual potluck dinner at Dana Park. Neighbors are invited to bring a dish and enjoy music by local musician Ken Field’s Revolutionary Snake Ensemblette.
If you have questions, e-mail: email@example.com or call the Cambridge Historical Society at 617-547-4252.