Last Sunday, September 29th, on a glorious fall day, the Brattleboro Art Museum hosted a members only
tour of the Madame Sherri ruins. Lynne Borofsky shared her knowledge of the life of Madame Sherri, the
history of the "Castle" and the land gift from Anne Stokes. Anne was present to share her personal stories of
meeting Antoinette Sherri and then hosting parties of her own to honor Madame Sherri.
Photographs from the Chesterfield Historical Society were placed around the ruins showing the chateau built
in 1931 to entertain the friends--theatrical actors, vaudeville performers and clothing models of the
mysterious and fascinating Madame Sherri. After enjoying wine, cheese and chocolate--Kathy Thatcher led
a hike to Indian Pond where Madame Sherri once kept a small rowboat.
Many of the photographs can now be viewed at the Chesterfield Historical Society. This photograph taken
in 1949 of the side entrance to the Castle shows the stone structure which was build around the maple tree--
the base of the structure exists today. If any group or organization is interested in a guided tour of the ruins,
please contact Lynne Borofsky--Chesterfield Conservation Member at Lynne_Borofsky@wsesu.org