Historical Society Celebrates Treaty Day, First Reading of Declaration of Independence

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The Historical Society of Watertown will celebrate two major historical events that took place in town in 1776. 

The following information was provided by the Historical Society of Watertown:

Treaty Day 2018

July 14, 2018, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Edmund Fowle House, 28 Marshall St., Watertown, MA

Please join the Historical Society of Watertown in celebrating the commemoration of two important Watertown historical events in 1776.

Come to this annual event marking the first time the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Watertown on July 18, 1776.

We will also celebrate the July 19, 1776 signing of the first treaty negotiated by our new nation with a foreign power, namely the St. John’s (a.k.a. Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Tribes of Nova Scotia. Special presentations by invited guests will enlighten us on how the Treaty of Watertown relates to our current period.

The Nugumij (Grandmother) Drum from the United Native American Cultural Center will be present. Drummers and singers will perform several songs to mark the occasion. Members and guests dressed in their Native regalia, and colonial reenactors will be present to share their stories.

The Edmund Fowle House will be open for free tours.

A donation basket for non-perishable food will be available for the Watertown Food Pantry. The event is partially funded by the Watertown Community Foundation.

For information and directions see www.HistoricalSocietyofWatertownMA.org or call Audrey Jones Childs at 617-926-2577.

Everyone is welcome — the event is free of charge.

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