St. David's Society of Minnesota

United to Celebrate and Explore Welsh Culture

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Service for Austin Evans

Friday, April 28 at Ridgewood Church
4420 County Rd 101, Minnetonka  MN
Visitation at 10:00
Service at 11:00 am


Would you like to take a class?
Our friends at Celtic Junction are now offering classes on Celtic topics.  Check them out at


The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project is offering books on Welsh American history for research and geneaology.  You pay only for shipping.

  • Early History of the Welsh in the Proscairon District of Wisconsin
  • History of the Welsh in Minnesota
  • Hanes Cyrmy America (1872) A History of the Welsh in America

All are translated by Martha Davies or Phillip and Martha Davies. If interested, contact


Video of a schoolhouse in Wymore, Nebraska for Welsh-American students

One-room Welsh School

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The St. David's Society of Minnesota was formed to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Welsh immigrants to Minnesota. To these ends, St. David's Society members celebrate and cultivate all things Welsh - in literature, history, music, dance, art or ideas, traditional and contemporary.

Upcoming Events

View our most recent newsletter here

Well-Read Dragons Book Group

June 3, 2023: I, Eric Ngall: One Man's Journey Crossing Continents from Africa to Europe

Join us to discuss the book and chat with other members. You do not have to have read (or finished) the book to participate. Contact Ilene Alexander at for more information.

"I, Eric Ngalle is an exploration of memory and trauma… it takes guts to tell all in this way… in these xenophobic times, when migrants and refugees are pilloried or vilified it is a useful corrective to read a story such as this, to appreciate the inner steel and simple survival skills necessary to make such journeys. Eric Ngalle says that Wales gave him back his name, his voice and his identity. In turn, he now works with other refugees helping them find their voices and redact their own stories… quintessential tales of our age, when war, oppression and poverty dispossess so many. In finding sanctuary migrants such as Ngalle also enrich society, as he has proved by his many contributions to Welsh cultural and civic life.” Jon Gower, Nation Cymru

Sgwrs Cymraeg, Welsh Conversation

Any learners or would-be learners welcome to any or all of these classes. ALL held via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Contact conversation facilitator: Laurel Bradshaw, for Zoom link and more information.


Links to Enjoy
(Click on the green text)

Cor Cymry Gogledd America (North American Welsh Choir) Concert in Calgary, Alberta, June 25, 2022

Owen Rhys Roberts from the National Library of Wales shared these links with us after speaking to us in March of 2022.

Our First Member Interview: Ellis Jones!  On November 1, 2021, one of our board members, Hywel Roberts, interviewed our long-time member and past president, Ellis Jones. Click here to read the transcript of the interview.  We will eventually create a video of excerpts from this and future interviews.

Did you know the on-line game Wordle was invented by a Welshman?  Read about his story here.

Today's Harlech: Our member Ryan Evans has produced a recording of Welsh-Minnesotans singing the folk song Tros Y Garreg (Over the Stone) set to his original electronic music accompaniment. He has also created a website with this music and stories and poems written by and read by our members about their Welsh heritage. (Click on the title above to get to the website.)

History of Wales links: Scott Lloyd, one of our Welsh speakers over Zoom, has generously shared many links to learn abour Welsh history and ancient sites.

Short Stories of Welsh Culture Saturday Selections: Short stories from Celtic countries and webistes on gardens, musicians, museums and folk music.

Our members have contributed these links to videos and photos:

Triple Harp Concert in Wales (in lieu of the in-person Eisteddfod Genedlaethol [National Eisteddfod]
Poem, Solace, by Welsh poet Dafydd Davies-Hughes with video
Welsh National Opera Chorus singing the Welsh hymn Gwahoddiad
Karen Wojahn playing Rhosymedre on the harp


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