Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 307 S. 7th St. Wymore NE 68466 USA

Mission: To discover, preserve, interpret and celebrate the history of Welsh immigrants on the prairies of North America, in order to document this small but important group's contribution to American diversity.
Results: We have a theatre where Welsh movies (with subtitles) can be shown, a garden area enhanced by an 80 foot long mural depicting the emigration from Wales to the Midwest, a library that, when fully cataloged, will contain over a thousand volumes pertaining to Wales and Welsh America, and an archive of Welsh American organizations' records. We have the only known copy of Y Drych, the Welsh American newspaper, 1851-1999, and we do extensive family history research for people studying their Welsh ancestry.
Target demographics: Descendants of Welsh American immigrants, and the public with an interest in the history of immigration and settlement of the prairies.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 950 visitors per year; annual visits of 4th grade students to our restored schoolhouse.
Geographic areas served: North American prairies states and provinces; all of North America; Wales
Programs: Welsh American Family history research, regular columns in Welsh American publications, Ninnau and WAGS ; observation of Welsh American Heroes.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have particularly enjoyed some of the wonderful activities hosted by GPWHP over the year. The Welsh Heritage Festival in October attracted visitors from all over the country, with professional quality music and historical presentations. Other events have highlighted talent and resources from the Nebraska area, including a student Harpist performing Welsh love tunes. The Welsh Heritage Centre in Wymore, NE continues to offer a tremendous opportunity to mark the contributions of the local Welsh community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wealth of cultural and family history is often lost without the dedicated work of organizations like the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project. Dedicated volunteers commit countless hours to the painstaking preservation of historic records and memorabilia. But this rich history comes alive in many Welsh celebrations and community activities held by the Welsh Heritage Centre in Wymore, NE. These wonderful events draw people from far and wide, and join neighbors around a shared history... even those not of Welsh descent. This is a well-managed and creative program in our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...several activities for our community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...add more display and record storage space.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project invites you to view (24/7/365) its 80 foot exterior mural--"From the Mountains of Wales to the Prairies of North America." Make arrangements to come inside to enjoy Welsh films and Welsh music, our library and archives, and have a chat and a cup of tea. We offer help in tracing your Welsh-American family and we do translations from Welsh to English. Everyone is welcome.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...seeing rapid growth and knowing we're going in the right direction.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...be open many more hours

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was fortunate enough to become involved with GPWHP from the onset. At that time I became a board member, volunteer and anything else I could do to further this group. Also at that time I was the mayor of Wymore. I not only realized what this group could do to further Welsh heritage but the great economic value it would be for Wymore, as well as, Gage County and SE Nebraska. Since its inception there has been nothing but volunteers who have very worked hard, truly care about perserving heritage, the community in which their museums and operations are based and retain a positive, forward thinking attitude to take this non-profit into the future. The volunteers put in many many hours to make sure they follow their mission statement and are above board in its operation. I have since moved from my hometown of Wymore to Washington state. I am currently on the Advisory Board which I am thankful for. I know from personal experience how this organization has brought very positive outcomes to a community that is struggling. They are the shining star in the City of Wymore. They have done a lot with a little and is an organization that other non-profits could gleem from. I could really go on and on but would be redundent in stating how wonderful the GPWHP. Keep on Keepin' On GPWHP

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I was one of three people that started this organization. There really is not enough room to say how this group has perservered for almost 12 years, brought only positive outcomes and is preparing in totality for the preservation of its future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see younger people in the community become more involved as well as more adults. The community often takes things for granted and I think this is the case locally. Outside of the community into the Great Plains as well as nationally, overseas this group is recognized for the great success it really is.

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