Watertown Area Historical Society

Television actress Marion Ross is the subject of the current historical society display in the Carver County News window.  Ross and her siblings were born in Watertown. The Ross children spent their early years living in Waconia where their father was the manager of the Interstate Power Company.  Ross gained fame in her role as […]

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If you were to ask the average person on the street to play word association with the word “cobbler”, probably eight out of ten would say that “cobbler” is a sweet treat. If you were to ask the same question to a person in 1913, they would say that a cobbler makes shoes.    Time […]

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The annual Watertown Area Historical Society display that is part of Rails to Trails will get a unique new addition this year in the form of a short play put on by the River City Theatre Company. The play will be based on the life of Isaac Ives Lewis, the founder of Watertown, as seen […]

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The Watertown Area Historical Society last week held a reception to present two Watertown residents with certificates of achievement for outstanding service in the community. The Society honored Barb Carlson and Earline King, both longtime members of the Historical Society, for their service not just to the Society, but the Watertown community in general. The […]

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