Due to last weekend's inclement weather, the premiere screening of "Voices Behind the Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare," has been rescheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Milton Theatre. Those who RSVP'd previously should plan to RSVP again if they can attend on the new date. The film captures people talking about their memories of the early Beebe Hospital and how the organization has changed, about the hospital's founders and about Lewes when it was just a small place.
Nearly two years ago, plans were underway to publish a history book and a short documentary telling the story of Beebe Healthcare's 100 years as a local institution bringing medical care and treatment to southern Delaware. The book and film projects represented a monumental task of collecting decades of documents, recollections, old photographs and historic details. It required dozens of hours of interviewing people who have been part of Beebe's history, or who have been active in the local communities and 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 colorful tabletop book called "Two Men with a Dream: The Story of Beebe Healthcare," and the lively and heartwarming film.
Just 40 minutes long, the film, available for purchase on DVD, tells stories most people have never heard about Lewes and those involved in making Beebe what it is today. The film even includes historic, black-and-white footage of a horse and carriage traveling along Savannah Road at the beginning of the century. Viewers will recognize the buildings that still stand today. The doors open at 2 p.m. The premiere will include light refreshments and a cash bar. The event is free but since space is limited, reservations must be made. For more information or to RSVP for the new date, call 302-645-3468.