Come and experience Welsh-American heritage in Wymore, Nebraska.
Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project Celebrates 32nd Annual Sam Wymore Days
On Saturday, June 8, volunteers and members of the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project came out to participate in our community’s annual celebration named in honor of Wymore’s founder and namesake. This year’s theme was the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. After the parade through the streets of Wymore, the Welsh Heritage Centre hosted a talk on the moon landing by NASA Ambassador and President of the St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska, Julie Allen.
Also visiting us in Wymore were Monreve Klingebiel and Mary Johnson, who presented a photograph of their parents’ store —Kohlmeyer Hatchery & Produce—which is now our Welsh Heritage Centre. We are honored to add the photograph to our collection.
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.