LIFE’S LETTER: Carly Verheyen

June 29 – July 24

Reception: Fri July 8, 7-9pm

110 love letters from 1946 return to the original building they passed through, the former Leamington Post Office, just after WWII. The letters tell the history of a transatlantic love story between a Canadian Solider Nick and a British war bride Rene. 

Through Rene’s cursive, the love and longing truly display how remarkable the 48,000 war brides were, leaving behind their loved ones, beloved home country and life as they knew it to follow love across an ocean. 

This exhibit will take you back in time to when communication and connection were vastly different than they are today and invite you to consider what connection means to you. 

Life’s Letter inspires the need to dip into the cherished past to better understand the present and reminds us that in times of uncertainty, connection, courage, and hope fuel the quest for love and adventure.

Carly Butler Verheyen is a writer and photographer born and raised in Leamington Ontario. What began as a journey of retracing the steps of her grandmother in 2013 turned into a blog, a book, and calling. Her book Life’s Letter was published in 2021. Currently, she lives in British Columbia with her husband Adam and 3 children.