“Story of Beebe Healthcare” 100th Anniversary Short Film to Premiere Jan. 8
The film captures people talking about their memories of an early Beebe Hospital and how the organization has changed since its founding 100 years ago, of the hospital’s founders, and of Lewes when it was just a small place.
Beebe Healthcare officials say the book and film projects represented a “monumental task” of collecting decades of documents, recollections, old photographs, and historic details. They say took dozens of hours of interviewing people who have been part of Beebe’s history, or who have been active in the local communities and who remember what the hospital meant to them, to their families, and to the towns in which they have lived. The result of this two-year effort is a tabletop book called “Two Men with a Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare,” and the aforementioned short film.
At 40 minutes long, the film includes historic, black-and-white footage of a horse and carriage traveling along Savannah Road at the beginning of the century. Officials say viewers will recognize the buildings that are still here today.
Doors open at 2 p.m., with the screening of the film to begin at 3. The premiere will include light refreshments and a cash bar. The event is free but since space is limited, reservations must be made by calling 302-645-3468.