Watertown House with Ties to the American Revolution Subject of New Exhibit for its 250th Anniversary
The following announcement was provided by the Historical Society of Watertown
WATERTOWN – The Historical Society of Watertown celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Edmund Fowle House (built in 1772) and the 100th anniversary of the Historical Society’s purchase of the house (from Charles Brigham in 1922) with a new exhibit.
Learn about the historical significance of the Edmund Fowle House when Watertown was the seat of government for the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the first year-and-a-half of the Revolutionary War, the importance of the Fowle family during the American Revolution and beyond, alterations that were made to the structure over the centuries, and the many accomplishments of the Historical Society of Watertown since it was established in 1888.
The exhibit will feature artifacts from the collection that have never been viewed by the public or have not been on exhibit for many years including silverware owned by Rebecca Fowle Bradlee, a pre-1772 shoe found under the attic floorboards, and John Fowle family mourning brooches made from human hair.
May 16, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 PM
May 20, 2023 1:00 – 4:00 PM
May 24, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 PM
May 28, 2023 1:00 – 4:00 PM
June 7, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 PM
June 10, 2023 1:00 – 4:00 PM
June 20, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Our exhibits are free and open to the public.
For questions, go to our website or contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org
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