Welcome (Croeso) to the Delta Welsh Heritage website!
Beginning in the 1840s, slate quarrymen from the north of Wales emigrated in large numbers to work in the quarries of Delta, PA, and Cardiff, MD, which produced the world-famous Peach Bottom Slate. These pages are a tribute to the rich heritage of Welsh culture they brought with them, and which is still celebrated in the area today. Here you will also find a guide to the sights and events open for public enjoyment and education.
Harford Community College, Bel Air, Maryland, has been awarded a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council to study and promote the Living Traditions of the Welsh in the Delta/Cardiff area.
Students from the college will spend time interviewing those whose heritage is closely connected with the area, along with others who are part of promoting the local Welsh culture.
The Project will culminate in a Welsh Heritage Day at the college on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, featuring exhibits, food, dance, and an evening concert by Rehoboth Welsh Choir.
For more information about The Welsh Heritage Project, please contact Michelle Kenner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Facebook: The Welsh Heritage Project group page
Saturday May 4
Delta-Cardiff Welsh Heritage Festival 9 AM to 3 PM
Peach Bottom Community Center Grounds
Food, craft vendors, music, local history tour
Sunday May 5, 2013
Spring Cymanfa Ganu at Rehoboth Church
Conducted by Edward-Rhys Harry, director of Cor Bro Ogwr
Featuring the music of
Cor Bro Ogwr
(Ogmore Valley Choir),
Bridgend, South Wales, UK
Te Bach (Welsh tea) to follow
A copy of the new volume is now in the library of the National Slate Museum in Llanberis, North Wales.
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