Everyone knows a Veteran. Whether it’s your son, daughter, cousin, friend, or neighbor: everyone knows a Veteran.
The Mosesian Center for the Arts is partnering with Watertown Veterans’ Services to publicly display support for the Veterans in our lives. From November 2-16, visitors to the arts center are invited to take a dog tag cutout, write about a Veteran they know, and place it on a gallery wall. On Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 11, there will be a brief ceremony at 9:00 AM to commemorate the gallery display — titled “Everyone Knows a Veteran” — and honor Veterans.
Although now home to a multi-disciplinary nonprofit arts organization, Mosesian Arts’ historic 1894 building was once part of the Watertown Arsenal. Originally founded on forty acres on the northern banks of the Charles River in 1816, the Arsenal grew over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from weapons storage to a major military manufacturing, research, and development facility. The Army closed all operations in the 1990s, and the Arsenal is now a vibrant commercial, residential, and arts destination that is also designated a National Historic District.
Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays, 1:00-8:00 PM or by appointment. On Veterans Day, November 11, the gallery will remain open from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM.