(Editor’s Note: The following statement was issued by Jeanne Jones Jindra on behalf of the Welsh-American Heritage Museum.)

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“The Welsh-American Heritage Museum, located in Oak Hill, Ohio, is now open by appointment during the summer months, to help us be prepared for the safety of your visit. All required safety procedures have been followed and we ask that masks be work while inside the museum. For those who wish to handle an item, we have disposable gloves for you to wear.

“An intern will be working at the Welsh Museum each Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., however we ask that you contact us several days ahead of time if you plan to visit then. If you are seeking help with researching one of your Welsh ancestors, please contact one of the museum trustees ahead of time for assistance. Contact numbers are 740-418-5572, 740-441-7246, 304-634-3971, or 740-682-7706. The Madog Center for Welsh Studies on the campus of University of Rio Grande is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and that number is 740-245-7186.

“The trustees of the Welsh Museum feel that cultural/heritage organizations are vital to the economic health of our community, therefore we have developed a plan to be open under the safest conditions for all involved.

“We are grateful that support for our efforts has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Federal Cares Act of 2020.”

-- Jeanne Jones Jindra