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SHS Sturbridge Historical Society - October Meeting

Publick House Historic Inn on the Commons of Sturbridge

Presentation by Sue Gregory - History of Hitchcock Academy

The guest speaker will be Susan Gregory, Director of Hitchcock Free Academy .

 She has many tales to tell from the beginning of Hitchcock Academy, to its transition to a community center.  The presentation will describe the Brimfield roots of Mr. Hitchcock  and the beginning of the Academy to itstransition into a community center when Tantasqua Regional High School opened. What is the connection between the two? Please come and find out.

As Executive Director of Hitchcock Free Academy in Brimfield for 28 years , Sue Gregory has seen a great deal of change . A position that started part time has grown into full time going from ditto master machine and typewriter to emails, Facebook, and maintaining a website. When she was hired at in 1989, she was charged, “fill up the building!” With hundreds of popular programs, and over 20,000 in and out of the doors annually , she takes that charge seriously.