Central Square & Beyond: Layers of History and Culture

  • Central Square 628 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, 02139 United States

Please join us for a free walking tour to explore, observe, and share stories about Central Square, Cambridge’s traditional commercial center, and the historic neighborhood just to the north, once commonly called “The Port” and now part of Area 4. Come see where the first Civil War unit drilled and learn about Lafayette Square, Margaret Fuller’s house, Greek revival architecture, and old and new churches. Freelance writer Michael Kenney and Cambridge Historical Commission’s Charles Sullivan will offer historic background. Participants and chance encounters with residents will provide observations and information.

Time: 10:30pm-12:00pm

Date: Saturday, May 5th

Event Start: Holmes Plaza, the park-like area on the southeast corner of Mass. Ave. and Prospect St., near the Central Square T station and #1 Bus.

Event End: End at the Tavern in the Square, where those who wish may continue conversation and purchase lunch.

Registration: RSVP appreciated but not required to: glennalang@earthlink.net.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, children, and dogs.