March Public Program
Watertown Square Through Time
A game show style presentation by author Cara Marcus
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Watertown Police Department Headquarters
552 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472
This game show style presentation will be based on the book Watertown Square Through Time (Arcadia, 2018) by Cara Marcus. It will give Historical Society members and other Watertown history aficionados a chance to test their knowledge of the Square's streets and buildings, as well as events and people associated with the Square, through the area's nearly 300 years of history in a fast-paced, fun and novel way. Some of the answers may come as a surprise! Images from Ms. Marcus's then-and-now format book will be shown throughout the event, as she shares facts and lore about the Square. The winner of the game will be given a copy of Watertown Square Through Time, and copies of the book will also be available for sale following the presentation.
In addition to authoring Watertown Square Through Time, which the Watertown Historical Commission named a Historical Resources Preservation Award winner, HSW member Cara Marcus has contributed to the documentation of local history in a number of other ways. Ms. Marcus writes two ongoing monthly columns that appear in the Watertown TAB: "This Month in Watertown History" and "Invented in Watertown." She is also the author of Images of America: Faulkner Hospital (Arcadia, 2010) and Preserving the History of Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (Watermark, 2015). Cara is the Resource Center Manager for National Rural Transit Assistance Program, where she oversees library operations and edits the organization's extensive array of publications. She also serves on the Board of the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
This program is free and open to the public.