During her four-year tenure, Sturtevant is credited with the revival of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and expanding programming with events including the Winter Exhibit, Dinner on the Hill and the Farmers Market.
The Hill-Stead board of governors has appointed former Farmington town council member Debra K. Pasquale, now a Bloomfield resident, as interim executive director.
“We are fortunate to have engaged Debra for the interim position,” said board president M. Timothy Corbett. “Her integrity driven, results-oriented and customer-focused style combined with extensive professional and volunteer leadership roles during change, growth and tradition make her the right choice for Hill-Stead.”
Over at the Connecticut Historical Society, executive director Kate Steinway has announced her retirement next year.
“With the greatest sadness we reluctantly accept Kate’s decision to retire,” said board president Paul Beach. “Kate Steinway made the CHS into a vibrant, engaging, modern museum with board appeal without ever losing sight of the people whose generosity, dedication, interest and collections built this organization, and the history which has made CHS the venerable institution it is, ” added state historian and board member Walter Woodward.