1961The Isabel Babson Memorial Library opened on Main Street.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Cultural Institutions, Women's History

The library was opened by Roger Ward Babson in memory of his ancestor Isabel Babson, who was a midwife and arrived in Gloucester in the 1600s. The library’s collection originally focused on midwifery, birth, and child-rearing, but has since expanded.

“Isabel Babson Memorial Library,” https://isabelbabsonlibrary.org/. Gloucester City Archives, 1961 City Council Document, #92
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