Come and experience Welsh-American heritage in Wymore, Nebraska.
To The Moon And Back!
Please join us at the Welsh Heritage Centre, Saturday, June 8, 2:30-3:30 pm for a talk by NASA Ambassador Julie Allen. Part of this year’s Sam Wymore Days celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
We’re over the moon about Sam Wymore Days this year! NASA Ambassador Julie Allen will be joining us on Saturday June 8 to tell the epic story of the Apollo missions from the astronauts’ perspective. You’ll also learn about some interesting Welsh connections to the US space program. For example, did you know that the former longtime director of the Johnson Space Center, George Abbey, whose mother was a Welsh-speaker from Laugharne, Pembrokeshire, sent a picture of Dylan Thomas on a space shuttle mission? Please join us at the Welsh Heritage Centre, at 307 S 7th Street, Wymore for this fascinating look at the moon landings.
A Very Welsh May Day
Visitors From Wales
Historic Schoolhouse Restoration Continues
Our one-room school is getting a historical facelift. We are excited about the renovation. We will have a priceless treasure to share that celebrates our pioneer past.
We have removed 14-15 layers of wallpaper. Underneath, black paint between the windows served as additional blackboard space. On one of the painted blackboards was a Mother’s Day wish from 1939.
Our professional restorers, Lori & Roy Hanni (right). Roy is a native of Switzerland where he learned his unique trade. One example of the Hannis attention to detail: goat hair will be mixed with the plaster to make this a true restoration consistent with the materials used over a century ago.