The museum is filled with pieces that have been donated to highlight the heritage of local citizens.
Esther Stroud, a former resident of the Welsh colony in Patagonia and native Welsh speaker, presented local officials with a Welsh hymn book and Bible, which was printed in 1804.
She also led a tour through some of the many Welsh graves in the historic Van Wert Church cemetery. The St. David’s Welsh Society recently decorated many of the graves with Welsh flags.
“We hope you continue the work you have started and keep adding to the preservation of the history of this area, including the Welsh,” she said.
Jean Laltrello, committee co-chair, said the Rockmart Museum has been a shared vision of many people for several years.
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