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Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore Nebraska



Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre Wymore NebraskaTales of the brave soldiers of the South Wales Borderers who fought in the Anglo-Zulu War will be told by Toby Giese on Saturday July 8 at 1 p.m. at the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre, 307 S. 7th St., Wymore.

The Battle of Rorke’s Drift in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1897 was memorialized in the film, Zulu (1964), starring Michael Cain. Toby Giese will relate the personal histories of the British soldiers who fought in this battle.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.







Nebraska's 150th Anniversary, Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore NebraskaWe’re celebrating Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial with our new video
Pobl y Paith / People of the Prairie:
The Welsh in Nebraska

March 1, 2017 Release on plus YouTube and other social media

March 3, 2017 @ 10 a.m. in Wymore, Neb. at Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre, 307 S. 7th St.

March 18, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. in Lincoln, Neb. at the Nebraska History Museum Auditorium
(hosted by St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska)






Welsh Saint, Dwynwen, Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore NebraskaWelsh Saint, Dwynwen, Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore Nebraska

Humanities Nebraska speaker to appear

Sue McLain will present a program on “Fashions for Romance – History of Lingerie”

January 28th, 2017 @2:00 p.m. at the Welsh Heritage Centre in Wymore, NE.

Sue McLain, owner of Yesterday’s Lady, a vintage fashion museum/store in Beatrice, has been traveling the Midwest since 1991 sharing her extensive collection of clothing from 1840 through 1980 and teaching groups about the history of fashion.  Sue has been collecting fashions since 1985 and they are currently housed in an 1887 historic building in downtown Beatrice.  Her collection is so large, she can do multiple presentations, each focused on a particular type of clothing, such as beachwear, evening wear or lingerie.

Yesterday’s Lady is one of approximately 300 programs offered through the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.  Speakers are available to any non-profit organization in Nebraska.  Each program lasts 30 minutes to an hour, plus a question-and-answer period.

For information detailing the available speakers and guidelines phone (402) 474-2131, fax (402) 474-4852 or email:



Margaret and Martha Thomas, beloved Wymore, NE natives

Concert in Memory of
Margaret and Martha Thomas of Wymore

Saturday October 8, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Wymore Community Center, 115 West E St., Wymore, NE

A family–friendly concert featuring John Good, Welshman of Arizona will be held on Saturday October 8 at 2 Wymore Community Center, 115 West E St., Wymore.

John Good, Nebraska WesleyanJohn brings a spirit of joy and many instruments—flute, guitar, pennywhistle, bagpipes and even a cow’s horn “horn”—to his performances across the country.

This concert is presented in memory of Margaret and Martha Thomas, beloved Wymore natives. During their lifetime, and beyond, the Margaret and Martha Thomas Foundation has benefitted many institutions, including the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project, sponsor of this event.

Tributes to Margaret and Martha Thomas will be delivered midway through the concert.

After the concert, we will go next door to the Welsh Heritage Centre for a Tea Party.

Concert and Tea Party are free and open to all.

Please join us in honoring the memory of Margaret and Martha Thomas as we enjoy a delightful concert of Welsh music.

Contact Martha Davies 402-421-8192


Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore NebraskaNEW from GPWHP Press

History of the Welsh in Minnesota (1895)
Foreston and Lime Springs, Iowa

At long last…an English translation of the Welsh language part of Hanes Cymry Minnesota (1895) indexed and with every photo from the original volume. The Welsh language account is quite unique — fresh stories told firsthand by scores of Old Settlers with settlement histories in tidy order.  

Now available from our online shop


FREE shipping to ALL destinations




Who were these Old Settlers?

Do you recognize any of them?

What year was this picnic?


Please reply to or 402-421-8192




Old-Saron-ChurchA New Book by Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project

“History of the Welsh in Minnesota Foreston and Lime Springs, Iowa As Told by the Old Settlers (1895)”

A translation by Martha A. Davies of the Welsh language portion of the 1895 book. With an Index and 120 pages of photographs





imagesINYOZP0JThe Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre holds numerous special events throughout the year.

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Gwennan Plouzek, Nebraska WesleyanGwennan Plouzek, Nebraska WesleyanSt. Dwynwen’s Day (Welsh St. Valentine) Program
Welsh Heritage Centre 307 S. 7th Street, Wymore, Nebraska
Saturday January 23, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Come and hear Gwennan Plouzek, Nebraska Wesleyan student, tell of her six weeks in Wales last summer attending the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute. Quite an adventure for this Nebraskan of Czech heritage!

Soprano Gwenith Closs Colgrove will sing Welsh love songs accompanied by Willa Foster Jones.

Enjoy socializing at a Tea Party after the program.



Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project, Wymore Nebraska

Theodore Roosevelt:

Rough Rider President

Open to the public!

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
2:00 p.m. (with Tea after)
Welsh Heritage Centre
307 S. 7th Street, Wymore Ne

Historical Re-enactor Darrel Draper will portray Theodore Roosevelt in a unique educational and entertaining costumed program at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3rd, at the Welsh Heritage Centre in Wymore, Nebraska. The program is free and open to the public.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was the 26th President of the United States. Better known as “Teddy,” he was famous for his energetic personality, his range of interests, his model of masculinity, and his “cowboy” image. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as the many political offices he held.

Draper, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Roosevelt, has been described by audience members as “an awesome and absolutely wonderful performer” who is able to transport listeners back in time to the era of his characters. His humorous delivery, sound research, knowledge of history, and the use of interactive audience participation have delighted audiences aged 8 to 80. He is one of the most requested speakers in the Nebraska Humanities Council’s Speakers Bureau Program, the largest of its type in the nation.

Draper’s performance is made possible by a grant from Humanities Nebraska.

Ellinor-Francis“Settlers’ Stories: Ornaments for Your Family Tree”
Keynote Address by Martha A. Davies
(of the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project)
Saturday March 7, 2015
9:15 a.m. in Lincoln, NE
FREE and Open to the Public





North American Festival of Wales
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Labor Day Weekend, August 28 – August 31, 2014
For more information go to

imagesINYOZP0JGreat Plains Welsh Heritage Festival 2007Signature Quilts, Welsh Heritage Project