Welsh Heritage in Western, Central, and Eastern New York State
Welsh Historical Marker Restoraton Project
What a difference! The photo on the left was taken in 2002. The photo of the same sign was taken a decade later. It is time to restore and repaint the marker. Here's a bit of history. In 2002, the Welsh Settlement Historical Marker Project was successfully concluded. In 2003 the marker was installed on the site of the old Ebenezer Welsh Bapstist Church (no longer standing) in Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York. The marker is located in the Welsh Yard, managed by the Freedom Cemetery Society. By 2012, paint has peeled from both sides of the cast aluminum sign and is in need of repainting.
During October 2012, with the permission of the Freedom Cemetery Society, a team of volunteers (Barbara Henry, Susan Andrews, Brian Andrews and Matthew Andrews) will take down the sign and repaint it. We are currently accepting donations to help purchase paint, primer, supplies, tools to remove all the old paint, prime and repaint. We need to raise about $125. We already have a $25 donation. If ten people give $10 each or 20 people give $5 each, we will make our goal. If any money is left over after expenses, it will be donated to the Freedom Cemetery Society. If you would like to donate, please use the PayPal donate button below for secure online payment. If you wish to send a paper check, email email@example.com for details. Next spring the marker will be rededicated at a special Welsh Yard cemetery walk.
© Barbara R. Henry