Danehy Park Now and the Dump Then

Past ”History Café & Walking Tour – Clay, Bricks, Dump, Park: A Walking Tour & Talk of North Cambridge”

Thu January 1, 1970

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
As glaciers retreated from the North American continent 10,000 years ago, they left behind vast deposits of clay in North Cambridge. Roughly 9,800 years later, that clay shaped not only an industry, but the social and economic lives of North Cantabrigians both old and new and left an environmental legacy with which we still contend.

5:30-6:30pm: Walking Tour of North Cambridge, led by Joe Galusha
Walking Tour Meet Spot: parking lot next to Russell Field/Jerry’s Pond
Unable to make the walking tour? A 2nd walking tour is scheduled for Sat 7/22 10:30-12.

6:45-8:00pm: Conversation with Doug Brown, Eric Grunebaum, and Joe Galusha
at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant


Doug Brown
Doug Brown is a local history lover fascinated by the stories of North and West Cambridge. He is on the Society’s Governing Council, and he is the founder of Friends of the Greenway, Inc., a non-profit focused on creating exceptional public spaces.

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.

Eric Grunebaum
Eric Grunebaum is the Chief Business Development Officer at TeraCool LLC, an industrial energy efficiency startup. He is also a Cambridge Energy Advisor to commercial and industrial solar energy installations, LED energy efficiency retrofits and CHP projects.