FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2013
Contact: Chris Haugh
Scenic Byway & Special Projects Manager
Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc.
Frederick, MD - The documentary film “Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War” recently received an Emmy Award from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The documentary, which debuted on September 4, 2012 in Frederick, Maryland, was produced by the Tourism Council of Frederick County in partnership with Maryland Public Television (MPT).
Chris Haugh, Scenic Byway & Special Projects Manager, was the lead on the film project at the Tourism Council. “We’re honored to have achieved this level of recognition for our film,” said Haugh.
The film’s purpose is to introduce viewers to the compelling heritage stories and tourism opportunities in our area. “The sites featured in this film such as battlefields, museums, and scenic byways can be experienced beyond the Civil War anniversary period, and we were so fortunate to have noted historians on camera to share their expertise about these locations,” said Haugh.
Heritage travelers seeking historic and cultural sites represent a significant segment of visitors to Frederick County and the surrounding area. Studies have shown heritage travelers spend an average of one and a half times more than the average traveler, said John Fieseler, Executive Director for the Tourism Council, which makes them a vital part of the local economy.
The film, which has shown on public television stations across the United States, was made possible by grants from the National Scenic Byways Program and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Image Caption: Chris Haugh, Scenic Byway and Special Projects Manager at the Tourism Council of Frederick County, holds the Emmy Awarded to the documentary film “Maryland’s Heart of the Civil War.” The film was produced by the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc. in partnership with Maryland Public Television (MPT).