Special Event:  1945 Watertown Sun Newspaper Volume Auction

Faire on the Square 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saltonstall Park
149 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Does the year 1945 hold special significance for you?  Maybe you were born that year or a relative got married or ran for office.  During Faire on the Square 2015, the Historical Society of Watertown will be holding a silent auction of a bound volume of all of the Watertown Sun's issues from 1945.  Peruse stories about what was going on at Town Hall, the High School and the Library, find out what buildings were built or razed and see what stores had on sale.  Read about Watertown veterans that served during WWII.  All of this and more can be found in the pages of the 1945 Watertown Sun.

Bidding will start at $20.  Please stop by the HSW table to sample the stories included in this historic volume.


September Public Program

A Tour of the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:30 PM
Armenian Library and Museum of America
65 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

You are invited to attend a tour of the Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA), which was created to locate, collect, preserve and present the culture, history, art and contributions of the Armenian people during the past 3,000 years.  The Library holds a vast collection of titles, including rare books and historical and literary publications.  The Museum has amassed an expansive treasure trove of inscribed Armenian rugs and textiles, ceramics, metalware, Urartian objects, medieval illuminations, ancient and medieval Armenian coins, and various other creations by the Armenian people.

This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Peggy Anderson at 617-924-1563.


Special Event:  Ringing of the Bells

Boston Charter Day

Monday, September 7, 2015
4:30 PM
Church of the Good Shepherd
Redeemer Fellowship Church
Watertown, MA 02472

About Boston Charter Day:  Each year, the Partnership of the Historic Bostons commemorates the naming of Boston, Dorchester and Watertown that occurred on September 7, 1630, by holding a series of events to educate the public about life in the early days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  The theme of this year's program is Food and Drink in 17th Century Boston.

Boston Charter Day events begin on September 7 with the ringing of the bells at Watertown's Church of the Good Shepherd and Redeemer Fellowship Church, among others.  Most events are free, but registration may be required.

The Historical Society of Watertown is a member of the Partnership of the Historic Bostons and is grateful to all of the participants celebrating this event.