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Gavin Kleespies
Stories written by Gavin Kleespies
Cambridge native Gavin Kleespies is director of programs at the Massachusetts Historical Society, former director of the Cambridge Historical Society, and editor of Saving Cambridge: Historic Preservation in America’s Innovation City.
Active Ingredients


Active Ingredients


How our city's history helped shape what we eat

Getting Hosed


Getting Hosed


The secret history of a present-day bar

Internet Explorers


Internet Explorers


Tracking down the hometown birthplace of the Internet

Great Escape


Great Escape


Some things you never knew about a Boston Bridge

Sound Argument


Sound Argument


How a noise complaint made Boston history

Turning Crimson


Turning Crimson


When being gay could get you thrown out of Harvard

Livin’ the Blues


Livin’ the Blues


Our unexpected role in the annals of the blues

Book Smart


Book Smart


How one bookstore beat the odds

Candy Land


Candy Land


When we were the capital of sweetness

Sweet History


Sweet History


When our town was the capital of candy

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