Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project
Rating: 5 stars 11 11 reviews
307 S. 7th St. Wymore NE 68466 USA
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.
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.
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
Welsh American Family history research, regular columns in Welsh American publications, Ninnau and WAGS ; observation of Welsh American Heroes.
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