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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Historical Society of Watertown's "Treaty Day 2021”

Please take a look at the Historical Society of Watertown's "Treaty Day 2021” Celebration.

Every July, the Historical Society celebrates the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of the Treaty of Watertown that occurred in July 1776*. Due to COVID, Treaty Day 2021 is being celebrated online here.


*The two important events. 

  • July 18, 1776 - The first time the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Watertown
  • July 19, 1776 - The 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.

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