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  • “Sent to Sherborn” Program Zoom Recording
    “Sent to Sherborn” Program Zoom Recording Banner Photo

    On Tuesday, March 12 the Sherborn Library, the Sherborn History Center & Museum and the Sherborn 350th Celebration Committee co-sponsored a program led by retired Stanford history professor Dr. Estelle Freedman. She discussed key aspects of the Sherborn Reformatory, a radical new institution run by women for women in the last quarter of the 19th century.

    Dr. Freedman is author of several important studies, including her superb books Their Sisters' Keepers, about turn of the 20th century women's prison reform, and Maternal Justice, a biography of Miriam Van Waters, the brilliant and controversial Reformatory superintendent in the 1930s-1950s and buried in our own Pine Hill Cemetery. 

    To view the zoom recording of the program, please click here.

    In 2024 Sherborn will celebrate the 350th year since incorporation. Come celebrate Sherborn all year as we learn more about our history and look ahead with pride to our future. Each month the Library will host a program in conjunction with the 350th Committee. Click here to visit the Sherborn 350 website that includes a list of all upcoming programs.