Capturing Cambridge is a project that develops the Museum of Cambridge as a venue, resource centre and home for local and community history projects in the city of Cambridge.
There are many ways in which you can get involved:
- Volunteer at the Museum to help us geolocate items from our collections on the Capturing Cambridge website and research aspects of the history of Cambridge using our collections;
- Share your memories of Cambridge past with us;
- Use your knowledge and expertise to help us train volunteers in different aspects of local, community and oral history;
- Connect your local history, community or interest group with our growing network;
- Sign up to hear about workshops on how to do local and oral history;
- Come along to our events
Why not contribute your stories and memories to our Capturing Cambridge Project? We would love to hear from you…
- Trustee Roger surveys films released in Cambridge in 1914, touching on the major films released at the outbreak of the First World War.
- There is little now to suggest that this narrow road in the heart of the parish of St Matthews, …
- Find out about some of the auspicious figures associated with Cambridge's Regent Street in this latest addition to the Capturing Cambridge blog series.
- As the Museum opens up again, Roger Lilley tells us about the 'opening' of some of Cambridge's most iconic historical businesses.
- Roger Lilley tracks some of Cambridge's lost streets and buildings (as seen in the novels of Susanna Gregory), and gives us clues about where we can look for their remenants today.
- Roger Lilley tells us about the life of Draper Josiah Chater of 21 Hartington Grove.
- Find out about the fascinating life of Rodney 'Gipsy' Smith, international Evangelist and MBE, who lived on Hinton Avenue in Cambridge.
- Roger Lilley discusses what we know about the people who lived on Emmanuel Road in 1851, and the sad truths about those incarcerated in the jail there.
- Friend of the Museum of Cambridge Carolyn Ferguson explores the relationship between two notable Cambridge artists.
- Can you help us create an archive and exhibition of memories of Arbury Carnival?