Welsh Heritage Day at Historic Griffith Morgan House
|11:00 am - 4:00 pm|
Annual Welsh Heritage Day at Historic Griffith Morgan House
Sunday, March 3, 11am – 4pm
The sounds, smells and tastes of Wales will delight and enlighten visitors to the historic, colonial home of the Morgan family in Pennsauken on the first Sunday in March from 11am to 4pm. A warm hearth and the aromas of simple Welsh farmhouse foods prepared by Alicia McShulkis will greet the visitors first. The sweet sounds of Welsh folk tunes performed on harp by Laura Dishong waft from the adjoining parlor evoking the legendary bards of old Cambria. “All Through the Night” has rarely sounded so sweet!
In the opposite wing of the ancient home, authentic and traditional Welsh foods will be offered for the tasting, kindling the hiraeth or homeward longing of Welsh heritage. While enjoying the Welsh delicacies, a display about the land and language, myths and history, migrations and persistency of the Welsh offer food for consideration as well.
At last, the more playful and boisterous expressions of Wales’ heritage are embodied in the pirate crew The Sea Dogs! The spirits of Captain Henry Morgan and the dread pirate Bartholomew Roberts, among other unsavory Welshmen, will be stirred by the sea shanties and lore offered by these perennial favorites come ashore from parts unknown. Griffith Morgan, himself a Welsh mariner, would no doubt be pleased.
Admission is free (donations appreciated) and there is plenty of free parking available.
Griffith Morgan House is located at 243 Griffith Morgan Lane, off River Road between Delair and Route 73.
Visit the Griffith Morgan House or Pennsauken Historical Society pages or the group “Pennsauken History Forum” on Facebook for more details or directions or call 856-486-9561 and leave a message or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to contact Pennsauken Historical Society or Griffith Morgan Committee about volunteer opportunities—you too can make history!
243 Griffith Morgan Lane (off River Rd) Pennsauken, NJ 08110