Past “Walking Tour – Clay, Bricks, Dump, Park: A Walking Tour of North Cambridge“

DIY: You can download a PDF of this walking tour here and follow along with Joe Galusha’s audio commentary below:

Walking Tour of North Cambridge, led by Joe Galusha 

July 13, 2017:

Tour starts at 10:30am sharp at parking lot next to Russell Field/Jerry’s Pond, 361 Rindge Ave. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Day-of registration is cash only.

This tour begins with glacial time – 10,000 years ago when ice left behind vast deposits of clay in North Cambridge, then fast-forwards 9,800 years to the neighborhood’s brickmaking heyday, and the dump left in its wake. Clay shaped one of Cambridge’s biggest industries, and the lives of North Cantabrigians for generations. Take a walk through North Cambridge to find out how.

Walking Tour Meet Spot: parking lot next to Russell Field/Jerry’s Pond, 361 Rindge Ave. Tour starts at 10:30am sharp. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Tour ends at Danehy Park near Jose’s Mexican Restaurant, approximately 10 minute walk from starting point.

This tour is made possible through a generous grant from the Cambridge Heritage Trust.


Joe Galusha

Joe Galusha is an Instructional Technologist at Simmons College with an academic background focusing on the historical intersections of social, gender, and labor history at the local level.