Date & Time: September 19 – October 14, 2022 Main Library Hours In Person
Join us for the first major art exhibit in Cambridge of Abraham Megerdichian’s metal miniatures on display at the Main Library from September 19th to October 14th. Lifelong local machinist, Abraham machined from solid scrap metal his interpretations of everyday objects, and gave them away as gifts to family and friends. After Abraham died in 1983 his pieces were put away, where many of them lay until 2013. Since then Abraham’s son, Robert, has had pieces from the collection exhibited at nearly 20 venues in New England and beyond. Also on exhibit are professional photographer Scott Sutherland’s photographs of the artwork. The artwork is on display throughout the Main Library – in the lobby, on the second floor, in the Cambridge Room, and in the Children’s Room. Join us for a curator talk by Robert on October 12 at 6:30 pm in the Cambridge Room.
We are in the process of digitizing and making freely available all the Cambridge High School yearbooks in our collection. Unfortunately, we are missing many years. We need yearbooks from Cambridge High and Latin School (before 1920, 1950s and 1960s), Rindge Technical School (any years), and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (1987 to present). If you are interested in donating a yearbook, please contact Alyssa Pacy, Archivist at the Cambridge Public Library, at email@example.com or at 617-349-7757. With your help, we can preserve and make accessible this important (and fun!) piece of Cambridge history. Thank you!
The Cambridge Public Library dwarfed by Rindge Technical School (right) and Cambridge High and Latin (left) in 1969.
The City of Cambridge’s GIS department just added their collection of 1969 aerial photographs of the city to the Historical City Viewer. See if you can find the drive in movie theater where the Alewife MBTA complex now sits. In the same view, you’ll see a quaint rotary where Routes 2 and 16 merge and the Rindge Towers under construction. Enjoy!