Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sue Savard - Helen Hastings

Spent a morning showing Sue S., who works as a volunteer at the Emily Knapp museum, and is on the community museum board, around the archives, going over use of the site etc. We spent some time discussing Helen Hasting, gr-niece of William Seymour, and a key figure in local history circles in the 1920s - 1950s. Aside from founding the local museum, she was the lead in the Old Houses of Monroe County project the DAR ran in the 1940s that we have a version of online. I intend to resume my quest to get access to the manuscripts and photos the local chapter apparently has still, and Sue is interested too; perhaps borrow them, compare with what is in the museum, and do a definitive text of the project, with such images as can be scanned, and perhaps contemporary images too.

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