As part of Cambridge Discovery Days 2012, I attended a tour of the photo and document archives of The East End Christian Union, founded in 1875, at the Cambridge Public Library on August 4th.
"The depth of this collection is impressive" said Alyssa Pacy, CPL Archivist. "Although it is a small collection, there is a wide range of photos and documents, primarily from the early years of the twentieth century, that show children participating in music, cooking, and a variety of other educational activities."
The organization was founded to provide education and training for immigrant and low income children and women in Cambridge, and still exists today as The East End House.
Cambridge Discovery Days was sponsored by The Historic Cambridge Collaborative, which includes:
- Cambridge Historical Commission
- Cambridge Historical Society
- Cambridge Public Library/Archives & Special Collections
- Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery
- Longfellow House National Historic Site
Did you attend any Discovery Days events this year?