Historical Society Program Explores Watertown’s Link to Declaration of Independence and Nation’s First Treaty

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Marilynne Roach of the Historical Society of Watertown made a presentation about the signing of the Treaty of Watertown and the reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Edmund Fowle House. This year the ceremony will be at the Senior Center. (Courtesy of the Historical Society)

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

A program presented by the Historical Society at the Watertown Senior Center, honoring two important events: the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Watertown.

A talk & slide-show presentation will tell the story of the role & significance that the Edmund Fowle House (28 Marshall St) played in Watertown’s first public reading of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of the Watertown Treaty between the Mi’kmaq and St. John’s (aka Maliseet) Indigenous nations in Canada and the newly formed United States.

The Treaty of Watertown was the first international US treaty. Watertown Senior Center, 31 Marshall St., Watertown, Tuesday, July 16, 2024, from 5:00PM- 6:00PM

Donations of non-perishable food items for the Watertown Food Pantry will be appreciated. A special thanks to the Watertown Senior Center for hosting this event.

For further information and directions see

www.HistoricalSocietyofWatertownMA.org or email joycekel@aol.com

The program is free and open to the public.

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