The Historical Society of Watertown sponsors or co-sponsors a number of educational programs, including the annual HSW Essay Contest and special contests aimed at involving Watertown students in events of special historical significance, including the Soldiers' Monument Essay Contest.
Cunniff School third graders with Bob Childs (top of
staircase in colonial attire) at Watertown Town Hall
HSW Councillor Bob Childs leads History of Watertown bus tours for third graders from the Cunniff, Hosmer and Lowell Elementary Schools each June. These events bring to life the history depicted in the coloring book Early Watertown 1630-1776, which is used as part of the school system's history curriculum and which is provided by the Historical Society for distribution to all Watertown third grade students, along with a teacher's resource packet. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.