Philadelphia Awaits to Welcome you and the North American Festival of Wales to the Birthplace of the United States!
If history is your interest, you won’t want to miss the new Museum of the American Revolution, featuring George Washington’s original campaign tent, or the Constitution Center, which focuses on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
If this is your first visit, don’t leave “Philly” without seeing the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other attractions at Independence National Park. Christ Church and its burial ground may be of special interest; many Founding Fathers worshiped and are buried there, including Robert Morris.
Head to South Philadelphia to bite into a real Philly cheesesteak, then lose those calories in a run up the “Rocky” steps to the Art Museum. Be sure to view the Museum’s world-class collection, and visit the Barnes (reservations suggested), and Rodin Museums located in buildings along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Science buffs strolling the Parkway won’t want to miss the Franklin Institute, the Academy of Natural Sciences, or the Mutter Museum.
Following these visual feasts, pop into the Reading Terminal Market for food of every ethnic variety. Gourmands may wish to book a reservation at one or more of Philadelphia’s fine restaurants. Croeso!
About our Hosts for NAFOW 2022 Welsh Society of Philadelphia
With a strong and distinguished Welsh population, the Welsh Society of Philadelphia continued to meet and to assist needy Welsh immigrant throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
More recently, the Welsh Society has led the way among Welsh-American organizations in cultural, philanthropic, and educational programs.
The prestigious Robert Morris Award is presented annually to a distinguished Welsh-American at the Society’s St. David’s Day banquet. Recipients in recent years have included G. Mennen Williams, John L. Lewis, Benjamin Fairles and former Secretary of Transportation Drew Lewis.
Each year the Society awards one or more scholarships to students of Welsh descent entering institutions of higher learning at the Undergraduate level.
The Society also supports other Welsh-related activities, among them the Society’s Gymanfa Ganu, a gathering where the ancient hymns are sung with Welsh hwyl (warmth of feeling).
Many social and heritage events are held during the year, including cultural programs at Longwood Gardens and Pennsbury Manor. Some events are designed to promote our Welsh heritage and culture, others are purely social to strengthen the bonds within our community.
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