Thursday, January 06, 2011

Celebrating Academy History

In 2013, the Academy has its sestercentennial celebration. In honor of this auspicious event, we are producing posters on aspects of the school's history with recommended readings from the library. The first poster was The Little Red Schoolhouse : All the Firsts (name - Dumm'r Charity School, location - north side of Mansion House lawn, subjects - Greek, Latin, scripture, natural science, mathematics). The second was Famous Early Dum'r Academy Graduates (Theophilus Parsons -author of the Essex Result and Massachusetts Chief Justice, Rufus King - signer of Constitution, Samuel Phillips - founder of Phillips Academy, Edward Preble - Commodore of the USS Constitution and hero of the Tripolitan campaign). The current one highlights clubs and focuses on Nordic Skiing with pictures from the '30's, '40's, '70's, and '80's.

Look for the posters on bulletin boards and doors around campus. And, if you want to read more about the academy's history, check out Mrs. DiModica's Archives Blog.

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