The Reading of the Declaration of Independence and Celebration of the Treaty of Watertown
Saturday, July 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edmund Fowle House
28 Marshall Street
Watertown, MA 02472
This annual event marks the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence to the citizens of Watertown on July 18, 1776. The signing of the first treaty negotiated by the new nation with a foreign power, namely the St. John's (aka Maliseet) and Mi'kmaq Tribes of Nova Scotia, at the Fowle House on July 19, 1776, will also be celebrated. Nugumij (Grandmother) Drum from the United Native American Cultural Center in Devens, MA, will be present and drummers and singers will perform several songs to mark the occasion. Tribe and Center members wearing their native regalia and colonial reenactors will be present to share their stories.
Donations of non-perishable food items for the Watertown Food Pantry would be most welcome.
This event is partially funded by a Watertown Community Foundation Block Party Grant.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Audrey Jones Childs at 617-926-2577.