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POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, JULY 20: The Pit That Wants to be a Pond: An Industrial and Environmental Tour of North Cambridge

Sat July 20, 2024
10-11:30 am

Embark on a captivating exploration of North Cambridge’s rich history on this guided tour. Through the fascinating lens of its claypits and brickyards, unveil the narrative of this dynamic neighborhood. Immerse yourself in the stories of the residents who toiled there, shaping the very foundation of this community.

This event was originally schedule for July 13, but has been postponed due to weather to July 20.

Saturday, July 20

10-11:30 am

This tour will explore the development of North Cambridge through the lens of the claypits and brickyards of the neighborhood and the residents who worked there.

How did the discovery and subsequent extraction of clay from the soil shape the area’s industrial development? Who were the men and women who worked in the brick manufacturing and pottery sectors, and how did their immigrant origins influence the character of the neighborhood? What has happened to the landscape of North Cambridge in the decades since the claypits have closed, and what does the future hold for sites like Jerry’s Pit/Pond?

Join History Cambridge and Eric Grunebaum of Friends of Jerry’s Pond to tour the neighborhood and discuss these and other questions about North Cambridge – past, present, and future.