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About Us

The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project is based in Wymore, Nebraska.  Come visit our museum, 307 Seventh St. in Wymore, Nebraska, USA, where we maintain many Welsh heritage artifacts.  Our Welsh garden is a relaxing and tranquil setting for enjoying the outdoors.

We host several events throughout the year to preserve and promote Welsh American heritage of Nebraska and the Great Plains.  Check our Home Page for upcoming activities. As a service to Welsh Americans, we provide archival space for historical documents related to Welsh American heritage.

To assist with your genealogical research, we provide look-ups and translations of Y Drych (The Mirror), a Welsh American newspaper published in the United States.

Gwenith (Closs) Colgrove, President of the Great Plains Welsh Herigage Project Gwenith (Closs) Colgrove

President of the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project

Gwenith (Closs)Colgrove has assumed the role of President of the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project.

Gwenith was born and raised in Wymore, Nebraska on a family farm owned since 1878. She is very proud of being a part of the Bethel Welsh Community located south of Wymore. Gwenith’s father, Ellsworth Closs, passed away in 2000, and his family dedicated the memorial gifts to support the creation of a Welsh museum honoring the heritage of many Welsh families who immigrated to the Wymore area.

Gwenith has been the featured soloist at many Welsh functions and has competed on the national level singing in Welsh.

Gwenith follows the hard work and dedication of Berwyn Jones and Martha Davies who brought the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project to the forefront throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

Please plan a visit to the Welsh Centre and the schoolhouse in McCandless Park.