"Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon"-"A nation without a language is a nation without a heart" Welsh Proverb

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Welsh Fest ad This yearly celebration of all things Welsh, co-sponsored by the Welsh Society of Fredericksburg, returns to the 900 block of Charles Street, in front of the museum, on Saturday, September 22, from noon to 5 p.m. James Monroe had Welsh ancestry though his mother, Elizabeth Jones, making him one of many prominent Americans (including Meriwether Lewis, J.P. Morgan and Frank Lloyd Wright) to descend from this small corner of the British Isles.
Join us for live music by national acts IONA and Jodee James and local group Moch Pryderi; traditional dancing; infamous Welsh cookies; mini history, genealogy, and language lessons; Celtic arts and crafts vendors; children's activities and much more!
Admission is a suggested donation of $5/adult and $1/child. The festival is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Fredericksburg Economic Authority JumpStart! program.
Stay downtown after you visit the festival to check out the street art festival Via Colori, and come back that evening for the Fredericksburg Area Museum's Art Comes Alive program.
James Monroe Museum September 2012 Newsletter

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