Events

The Reading of the Declaration of Independence and Celebration of the Treaty of Watertown

Monday, July 18, 2011
6:30 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 Fowle House on July 19, 1776, will also be celebrated.  Colonial and native reenactors will be on hand and the sacred drum will be playing to mark the occasion.

This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Robert Childs at 617-331-2072.

 

Special Series:  Watertown and Mount Auburn

Homesteads and Topography

Sponsored by:
The Friends of Mount Auburn
The Historical Society of Watertown
The Watertown Historical Commission

Sunday, July 10, 2011
3:00 PM
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The homesteads that once populated east Watertown and now comprise the vast majority (93%) of Mount Auburn's land have a rich and varied story.  Join David Russo and Bree Harvey for an exploration of the grounds to learn more about the history of the land that we now call Mount Auburn and find some of the physical manifestations that remind us of the past.

This program is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Joyce at 781-899-7239.