A Love Story in Letters at NHM
February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
Connecticut author Jill Marie Snyder will share her story of love, family, racism and African American history, and her discoveries while researching her complex family tree, during, “Dear Mary, Dear Luther,” via Zoom. The New Haven Museum (NHM) presentation is based on Snyder’s award-winning book, “Dear Mary, Dear Luther: A Courtship in Letters,” which is available for purchase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 203-562-4183, ext. 119.
Following the passing of her mother, Mary, in 2007, Snyder transcribed her parents’ letters in order to fulfill her mother’s wish to someday publish them. Then, to give readers the full context for her parents’ relationship, she began digging for details. Snyder’s genealogical journey led to a better understanding of her parents’ emotional connection, and some surprising discoveries, and it has become her post-retirement mission to show other African Americans the value, and the methodologies, of researching their own family trees.