Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Last Call to Celebrate Norfolk Deeds Registry’s 225th Birthday

It’s still not too late to mark on your calendar the date of Wednesday June 20th so that you can be part of a celebration as the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds celebrates its 225th birthday. The event, which is free to the public, will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. at the Registry of Deeds located at 649 High Street in Dedham Center.

“It was on June 20, 1793 that Norfolk County and the Registry of Deeds came into existence thanks to a bill signed into law by then Governor John Hancock,” noted Register of Deeds William O’Donnell. “As some residents of Norfolk County will proudly tell you, next to his being the lead signer of the Declaration of Independence, this was probably the second most important signature in John Hancock’s life.”

The Register further stated, “This celebration as John Adams would say will be filled with “pomp and parade.” We will have patriotic music sung by retired state trooper Dan Clark. Special appearance will be made by John Adams, John Hancock and his lovely wife Dorothy Quincy. The Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office will present an honor guard and there will be food and refreshments.”

The event will celebrate the history of Norfolk County with the exhibits of 45 notable land records, including those of the 4 United States Presidents born here: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy and George H.W. Bush. Additionally, the evening will also focus on the land record of an individual from each one of the county’s twenty-eight communities. “This is an eclectic group of people that have made significant contributions in the areas of science, the arts, politics, environment, law, military and medicine. Additionally, there will be exhibits listing Nobel Prize winners and Governors who were Norfolk County residents,” noted Register O’Donnell

A booklet of the notable land exhibits will be given to each person attending the event. Anyone with questions about this event, please email or call the registry of deeds at 781-461-6117.

Last Call to Celebrate Norfolk Deeds Registry’s 225th Birthday
Last Call to Celebrate Norfolk Deeds Registry’s 225th Birthday

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