November 11: The Edmund Fowle House

Thanks to Marilynne Roach and the folks at the Watertown Historical Society, we have an opportunity to take a private tour of the Edmund Fowle House. The Fowle House was the headquarters of the executive branch of the Massachusetts legislature for a year and a half at the beginning of the Revolution when Watertown was the de facto capital of Massachusetts.

 

 

The day-to-day business of financing the war was carried on there as well as the signing of the first international treaty of the new United States. Restoration experts have revealed the true form of the council’s meeting room, comparable in importance to the Council Chamber in the Old Sate House and the Senate Chamber in the New State House.

The house and tour can accommodate a maximum of 18.

We’ll have an outstanding guide: Marilynne will be giving the tour. And the Historical Society has been very gracious in not asking for any payment, but I hope individuals will consider making a donation that morning.

When

November 11 at 10 am. The tour will last about an hour.

Where

The Edmund Fowle House is located at 28 Marshall St., just off Mt. Auburn St. (Route 16, east of Watertown Square). The #71 bus from Harvard Square stops at the end of Marshall St. and there is parking in the former school lot across the street. Enter at the ramp door at the end of the brick path.

Register

Please use the registration form below to hold your spot. I expect that this will fill up quickly. If you register and later determine that you can’t attend, please go back to Eventbrite and cancel your order so the next person on the waitlist can have a chance to attend.

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