Monday, May 27, 2024

The newly branded History Cambridge is seeking “love letters” to or about the city. (Image: History Cambridge)

The Cambridge Historical Society is rebranding after 116 years as History Cambridge, with among its first public events under the new name coming June 8 and Aug. 10 to the Starlight Square outdoor entertainment complex: “Cambridge Love Letters.”

History Cambridge is looking for people to submit entries for the events, asking:

“Did you fall in love in Cambridge? Did you fall in love with Cambridge? We want your love letters – to a person, a neighborhood, a restaurant, club or other fixture in the city, past or present.”

The summer dates will see those letters read at Starlight Square.

“We’re searching for the heartfelt, the humorous, the angst-ridden, the joyous,” History Cambridge executive director Marieke Van Damme said in a Monday press release, calling on people to “mine the treasures of your basement, attic or long-forgotten teenage diary, or compose a new love letter expressing what the city, its people and its institutions mean to you.”

The original release is here, and submissions of Cambridge Love Letters for the events can be made here.