Special Event:  Exhibit Opening Celebration

250 Years of the Edmund Fowle House

Sunday, April 30, 2023
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Edmund Fowle House
28 Marshall Street
Watertown, MA 02472

The Historical Society of Watertown celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Edmund Fowle House, built in 1772, and the 100th anniversary of the Historical Society's purchase of the house from Charles Brigham in 1922 with a new exhibit.

Learn about the historical significance of the Edmund Fowle House when Watertown was the seat of government for the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the first year and a half of the Revolutionary War, the importance of the Fowle family during the American Revolution and beyond, and alterations that were made to the structure over the centuries.  The many accomplishments of the Historical Society of Watertown since it was established in 1888 will also be highlighted.  Artifacts from the collection that have never been viewed by the public or have not been on exhibit for many years will be featured, including silverware owned by Rebecca Fowle Bradlee, a pre-1772 shoe found under the attic floorboards and John Fowle family mourning brooches made from human hair.

Following the opening, this exhibit will be on view during regular Fowle House Museum hours and during additional Exhibit Hours.  See our Visit page for more information.

This exhibit is free and open to the public.