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Opening Reception for Exhibition: "Who Killed Sarah Stout?"

Who Killed Sarah Stout? is a participatory exhibition in the Sharpless Gallery of Magill Library at Haverford College.

The trial of Spencer Cowper for the murder of Sarah Stout (a Quaker woman of unusual independence and wealth) is filled with scandal—rumored adultery, forged love letters, medical curiosities, accusations of suicide and political backstabbing. Cowper and his accused accomplices were acquitted.

The case has never been solved. This February 28th at 4:30pm it will be reopened and brought before the court of Public Opinion through an Exhibit in The Sharpless Gallery of Magill Library.

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The Strawbridge Observatory at Haverford College houses 12-inch and 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes which are actively used by students in Haverford astronomy classes.

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