On Wednesday August 6, Lynne Borofsky, a member of the Chesterfield Conservation Commission, spoke to forty spellbound attendees about the life and forest castle of the infamous Madame Antoinette Sherri. The presentation began at the picnic table area of the Madame Sherri Forest and included a walk to the nearby “castle” to view the remains of the elegant, spiral staircase. Afterwards blueberry and cranberry wine and Hershey’s chocolate (two of Madame’s favorite treats) were available along with other refreshments.
Lynne has done extensive research to correct misconceptions surrounding Madame Sherri’s life and noted that the castle was in fact not a castle and not her home…..but a comfortable house built for entertaining her myriad of friends. Photos and comments that Lynne shared during her presentation can be viewed at the Chesterfield Historical Society where Lynne has developed a photo display.