Treaty Day: a Commemoration of the Declaration of Independence and Treaty of Watertown
Saturday, July 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 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 Edmund Fowle House on July 19, 1776, will also be celebrated. Special presentations by invited guests will shed light on the continued importance of the Treaty of Watertown.
The 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. Center members and guests, dressed in their native regalia, and colonial reenactors will be present to share their stories.
The Edmund Fowle House will be open for free tours.
A basket for donations of non-perishable food items to the Watertown Food Pantry will be available.
This event is partially funded by the Watertown Community Foundation.
This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Audrey Jones Childs at 617-926-2577.