Suffolk River Heritage's mission is to advance historical
knowledge and interest in the local communities of Crittenden,
Hobson, Eclipse, Bennett's Creek and Suffolk. The foundation
will accomplish this goal by collecting and publishing
primary source material and oral history memoirs of its
villagers. SRH will be a repository for the collected
Suffolk River Heritage, Inc. will document, share and
perpetuate the history, experiences and contributions
of the historic watermen and agricultural community.
Suffolk River Heritage
was organized by Karla Smith in 2005 (formerly
CE & H Foundation) with the purpose of documenting,
sharing and perpetuating the history, experiences and
contributions of our historic watermen and farmers.
A board of directors was established and the foundation
was incorporated in 2006. The foundation's first project
was the creation of the book The River Binds Us.
Many people in the community joined in the effort
and the book was published in 2007. All copies were sold
and a second printing was authorized by the board in 2011.
Copies of the second printing of The River Binds Us are now
Board of Directors
Karla M. Smith - Chairman
Virginia L. Bagnell - Vice-Chairman
Adele C. Brooks - Treasurer
Mary K. Canada - Secretary
Karen S. Hazelwood - Secretary
Board of Advisors
Cathy Newman Darden
Hinton D. Hurff
John H. Sheally II
Sydney E. Tabor