The Welsh Heritage Project Centre was purchased in December 2003 by GPWHP after a capital campaign raised the money necessary for purchase. The building is the original site for Kohlmeyer’s Hatchery built approximately in the 1940’s. The building itself brings fond memories for those who have lived in Wymore.
Inside the Centre consists of an office, gift shop filled with wonderful Welsh items, oral history room, digital theatre/auditorium, exhibits room, kitchen, two handicap accessible restrooms and storage area.
The Centre is used to interpret the story of the Welsh-Americans and the early Welsh settlers of the Great Plains through interactive displays, artifacts and oral histories. Many events are also hosted here. They include programs during the annual Sam Wymore Day’s celebration, celebration of St. Dwynwen’s Day, Welsh Festivals, hosting Community Coffees throughout the year, educational opportunities and much, much more.
Due to the expansion of our archives holdings, we are building an addition to the centre to house our archive material. The former archive room will be used to expand the library.
If you wish to visit the centre it is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day every Sunday from 2-5pm. All other times are by appointment, please call 402-645-3186, 402-645-3282 or 402-645-3231 to make arrangements. We look forward to visiting with you and showing you around. If you are unable to visit the centre but would like to make a purchase from the gift shop, please visit the Isaac and Jane Williams Gift Shop.