Historian Seth Paridon Says Goodbye to The National WWII Museum

After 15 years as a historian at The National WWII Museum, Seth Paridon has accepted a position as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.


Hello everyone. It's been a while since we recorded a full length episode of Service On Celluloid, and in the meanwhile, I hope you have enjoyed the "Movies in a Minute" that Josh Schick, Kali Martin, and I put together for social media. These times, well they are challenging to say the least. Since our time away, a lot has changed, for everyone, most notably, me.

After 15 years as a historian here at The National WWII Museum, I have been offered and accepted a position as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby. This is a tremendous opportunity for me and my family, and to say the least, I am excited about the future.

With that announcement I also regret to say that Service on Celluloid will no longer be in production. As I am leaving the Museum, we have decided to retire the program, at least for the time being. That's not to say that the program will never return, it just won't return any time soon, and not with me. It's been a lot of fun, and a hell of a ride. I have gained friends through this program, met new people, gathered new information, shared a ton of information...and just generally had a lot of fun talking about WWII history in the movies and hopefully informing and educating all of you out there. Thank you all for the unwavering support of me, our guests and the program, you all are the reason it was successful in the first place.

Going forward, check out The National WWII Museum's other podcast in the series "To the Best of My Ability" as they roll out. Guaranteed to inform, and guaranteed to entertain. Also, don't forget about me either. Check out the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum's Facebook and Instagram page and you'll soon start seeing a familiar face and hearing a familiar voice. Thanks everybody.


From the Contributor

Seth Paridon created historical content utilizing the Museum’s vast collection of oral histories, archival imagery, and footage—many of which he used in articles on this website. Read through Seth's many contributions over the last few years depicting World War II through extraordinary storytelling.