Village Of Remsen
Remsen Steuben Historical Society
Stone Meeting House
PO Box 254
9793 Prospect Street
Remsen, NY 13438
Monthly meeting are held at the Stone Meeting House
Capel Cerrig - Genealogy Reseach & Records Room
If you would like to visit the Stone Meeting House or the Records Room
to make an appointment to access the building.
Welsh In America Exhibit
'Welsh in America' exhibition on display in Remsen
An exhibition entitled ‘Welsh in America' will be housed in the historic Stone Church or Capel Cerrig on Prospect Street which is listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places and includes one of the largest Welsh libraries in America. Stone Church is one of four Welsh chapels remaining in the Remsen-Steuben area, which at one time held scores of Welsh churches of various denominations.
Welsh immigration to the Remsen/Steuben area began over two hundred years ago in 1795 with fifteen families and continued well into the twentieth century. During that time Remsen held a pre-eminent role in Welsh immigration to the United States. Remsen continues to embrace and celebrate its Welsh heritage and is part of a unique project which is being carried out by the Remsen Development Corporation. ‘Ty Gwaith Crefft' will celebrate, interpret, and promote Remsen's proud and self-sufficient Welsh heritage and cultural origins.
The Welsh Assembly Government is proud to have assisted Remsen Development with the Ty Gwaith Crefft project and is now delighted to put its exhibition on display in the Stone Church where it will be in situ until November 15th.
The 12-panel exhibition Welsh in America tells the story of the Welsh contribution to life in the USA from colonial days to the present. It was researched and produced by the Welsh Assembly Government in New York and will be on display in a number of venues throughout 2009 and 2010. Further details can be found on www.wales.com/usa