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Hollis Hurlbut is the head of the Springfield Historical Society.
While showing Lisa around the museum, she finds a secret confession revealing that Jebediah Springfield was a fraud. Lisa brings this to Hurlburt, who "bans her and her children and her children's children" before deciding "for three months." Later, the town board digs up the skeleton of Springfield to prove that there is no silver tongue. Hurlburt, who pries the coffin open, finds it and is shocked. Realizing that his entire career has been based upon a criminal he pockets it before the dust can settle. Lisa eventually confronts him and decides to bring the truth forward. However, Lisa has a change of heart and keeps the truth secret.
Behind the Laughter
Hollis and Hurlbut are the names of two freshman dormitories at Harvard.