Declaration of Independence and Treaty of Watertown Commemoration
Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Edmund Fowle House and Museum
28 Marshall Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Come to this annual event marking the first time the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of our new nation in 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 (aka Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Tribes of Nova Scotia.
The Nugumij (Grandmother) Drum from the United Native American Cultural Center will be present. Drummers/Singers will perform several songs to mark the occasion. Members and guests, dressed in their Native regalia, and colonial reeanactors 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.
The event is free and open to the public (all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult.
For further information and directions see www.HistoricalSocietyofWatertownMA.org