Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre
The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre in Nebraska is the only cultural resource in the United States dedicated to interpreting the cultural legacy of Welsh immigrants on the Great Plains. At the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre we reveal this history as told by the settlers themselves through their own words, images and artifacts.
Come visit The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre in downtown Wymore where exhibits tell the story of immigration from Wales and the contributions of Welsh settlers to the development of the Great Plains region. The commemoration of our Welsh heritage continues outdoors with our mural titled “Wales to Nebraska” by David Loewenstein and our Welsh garden, which provides a green, tranquil space for you to enjoy. We host several events throughout the year to promote the Welsh-American heritage of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Check our home page for upcoming activities. Adjoining our Heritage Centre is the Archive for Welsh America, home to a growing collection of documents, manuscripts and photographs related to Welsh-American history. We also provide archival space for several Welsh-American organizations. Because we have access to primary sources written or published in the Welsh language, we may be able to assist with your genealogical or historical research. Using our microfilm and paper copies of the Welsh-American newspaper Y Drych (The Mirror), we can provide lookups of individuals who lived in Welsh communities across the United States and Canada during the 19th and 20th centuries. We are also able to provide some translations from Welsh to English. Our own research has revealed that Welsh immigrants often wrote more candidly in their own language, revealing more authentic accounts of their experiences as they lived them.