Find Out What Happened in Watertown on July 18 & 19 at a Historical Society Event

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Photo by Charlie Breitrose Bob Childs of the Historical Society of Watertown reads the Declaration of Independence in 2016 from the same spot it was first read in 1776, the second floor of the Edmund Fowle House. This year’s event will be at the Senior Center

The Historical Society of Watertown’s celebration of Treaty Day returns in-person in 2023, with an event at the Senior Center on July 18.

The Historical Society sent out the following announcement:

Join us in the air-conditioned, Watertown Senior Center for the story in words and pictures behind Watertown’s first public reading of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of the Watertown Treaty between the Mi’kmaq and St. John (aka Maliseet) in Canada and the newly formed United States.

The Treaty ofWatertown was the first international U.S. treaty. Learn the significance of both documents and discover the role played by the Edmund Fowle House (28 Marshall St.).

The program is free and open to the public

WHERE: Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown

WHEN: Tuesday July 18, 2023, from 5-6:30 p.m.

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Watertown Food Pantry will be appreciated.

Thanks to the Watertown Senior Center for hosting this event.

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