The Museums of Middlesex (MOM) has completed the filming and editing of interviews with Middlesex County’s decorated military veterans (and family members) – Raymond W. Burrell and Norton Hurd and daughter of Beryl Newman. The filming, interviews and production were made possible by MOM’s successful grant application to, and funding from, the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
The premier of this film, “Homegrown Heroes: Stories of Middlesex Counties Greatest Generation” was part of the Friday, Nov 9 Veterans Luncheon program hosted by Christ Church. In only its second year, the luncheon was sold out with more than 100 veterans and guests attending.
The Museums of Middlesex (MOM) was formed in 2015 as an umbrella organization to link the three Middlesex County museums together for the purpose of promoting tourism in Middlesex.
The three partnering museums are the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society in Saluda, the Urbanna Museum in Urbanna and the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park in Deltaville.
MOM works closely with Middlesex County Tourism and Director Michelle Brown is a member.
The veterans film is just one of the projects MOM is pursuing in its ongoing mission to promote the three Middlesex Museums, Middlesex Visitors Centers and our rich 350 years of history.
The short film and its accompanying five hours of in depth interviews by Tom Chillemi and Larry Chowning will be available to be viewed in the libraries and archives of the three museums during open hours.
Click here to read more about the veterans profiled and watch the film.
The film was produced by Stephanie Heinatz of Consociate Media and filmed and edited by Bruce Nelson.