Watertown Celebrates Charter Day by Ringing Church Bells

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Thursday, Sept. 7 is Charter Day, which celebrates the day that Watertown, Boston and Dorchester each officially received their present names. In Watertown, the occasion will be celebrated with the ringing of bells in WatertownS Square. 

The Historical Society of Watertown sent out the following announcement:

Happy Birthday Watertown! September 7, 2017

The Partnership of the Historic Bostons celebrates Charter Day each September with a variety of historical events which this year includes a joyous ringing of church bells in the three towns that received their present names on September 7, 1630: Boston, Dorchester, and our own Watertown.

Redeemer Fellowship Church at 111 Mt. Auburn Street (and the corner of Phillips Street) and the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave. will ring their bells Thurday 9/7/12, at 4:30 PM (16:30 hours in military time), the same time that other bells will ring in Dorchester and from Boston’s Old South Meeting House to commemorate the occasion.

To learn more about Charter Day 2017, please visit http://www.historicbostons.com/

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