Events

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and March Public Program

A Slideshow Lecture entitled “Noncombatants - Mount Auburn Residents Who Went to Aid, Comfort & Witness”

Thursday, March 24, 2011
7:00 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

The Historical Society is pleased to acknowledge the important work of its volunteers in a public ceremony.

The volunteer recognition will be followed by a slideshow lecture at 7:30 PM by Bill McEvoy, a volunteer at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Bill recently conducted a study to commemorate the Sesquicentennial, in April 2011, of the start of the Civil War. The analysis resulted in the identification of 877 people buried and 55 people memorialized at Mount Auburn Cemetery who served in the Civil War.  This presentation will recognize some of the noncombatant residents, such as nurses, Sanitary Commission workers, chaplains and war correspondents, who went to war to render medical aid, spiritual ministry and report on the war.  A brief overview of the entire project will also be presented.

Mr. McEvoy, a veteran and a resident of Newton, is a graduate of Bentley College, has an MBA from Suffolk College and an MA in Political Science from Boston College.

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

November Public Program

A Slideshow Lecture entitled “Watertown: Then and Now”

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
7:00 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

If you enjoy the "Then & Now" photo series in the Watertown TAB, or just want to know more about it, test your skill at the third "Watertown Then & Now" slide show and quiz at the November meeting of the Historical Society of Watertown. See familiar scenes as they used to be.  How well do you know your town?

The presentation will be given by David Russo, Recording Secretary of the Historical Society of Watertown/Chairperson of the Watertown Historical Commission, and Marilynne K. Roach, President of the Historical Society of Watertown/Board Member of the Historical Commission.

We will also be pulling the winning ticket for the raffle of the Fowle House dollhouse.

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

Halloween Lantern Lit Graveyard Tour

Common Street Cemetery

Dare you join your guides to explore by lantern light the graves of many prominent Watertown ancestors buried at the Common Street Cemetery?

Join us at the Edmund Fowle House
28 Marshall Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Saturday, October 30, 2010
6:30 PM-10:00 PM
7:00 PM Tour begins

Gather back at the House for light refreshments and socializing

$5 per person (payable at the door)
Costumes optional but encouraged
Tel. 617-923-6067