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Hugh Michael Brown was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. degree in English. His career entailed working as a copywriter, creating direct mail advertisements for such companies as Avon cosmetics and Ziff-Davis, Inc., publishers of numerous computer and technical magazines. Since relocating from Jersey City, NJ to Fernandina Beach in June 2019, Hugh has been an AIMH volunteer for a little over 4 years.

During a chat with Education Director Thea Seagraves, Hugh learned that the Museum had no current newsletter for volunteers, so on the spot they conceived Timepiece, which is “published” on the Museum’s website and e-mailed to volunteers each quarter of the year.

Says Hugh, “As Timepiece editor, I enjoy working closely with the Museum’s dedicated staff and have the chance to meet many of the Museum’s giving and knowledgeable volunteers, from whom I learn about multiple historical topics that the Museum presents to Fernandina residents. When asked about a philosophy he lives by, Hugh replied: “As I grew up, my mom often repeated this adage: ‘If a task is once begun. Never quit until it’s done. Be the labor big or small. Do it well or not at all.’ That little ditty has stuck with me.”