Special Event

Shick House
A virtual slideshow lecture by Marilynne K. Roach

Monday, January 11, 2021
2:00 PM
access via Zoom (see below)

Tucked into a corner of Watertown’s East End, the Shick House, whose past owners have raised prize horses, run a market garden and operated a kosher dairy, now has an uncertain future.  Although the area is no longer agricultural and the architecture is altered, the house retains many elements of its high-style Italianate design.  Discover the history of the house and the people who lived and worked there, including the immigrant family of Jacob and Maete Shick.  The Shicks were one of the first Jewish families in Watertown and built the successful Watertown Dairy.  Join Historical Society of Watertown President Marilynne K. Roach for an exploration of a chapter of Watertown’s hidden history presented by the Watertown Senior Center.

Ms. Roach is a lifelong resident of Watertown, free-lance writer, illustrator and historian.  She has authored numerous books, including Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials and the definitive The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege.

This program is free, but registration is required.  RSVP to the Watertown Senior Center at 617-972-6490 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a Zoom link and password for this event.