Saturday, 7 April 2007

BBC Documentary on Ohio Welsh Diaspora premiers April 13 in the states

Oak Hill, Ohio. A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary that features southern Ohio in its discussion on the Welsh migration to America will be shown in Oak Hill on Friday, April 13.

The documentary has been shown in Wales already, and features the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College and its Madog Center for Welsh Studies, along with several area residents.

Jeanne Jindra, assistant director of the Madog Center, explained that the film will be shown beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 13 at the Welsh-American Heritage Museum in Oak Hill.

"It's fabulous,” Jindra said about the film. The documentary provides a fascinating look at the Welsh migration to southern Ohio, and features interviews with area residents Bob Evans and Mildred Bangert. During the time the filmmakers were at Rio Grande working on the film, by coincidence the Madog Center was holding its Faculty Fellowship Presentation, which focused on the Welsh migration to southern Ohio.

For related information, read about the Welsh in Youngstown, Ohio:

The Welsh in Youngstown, Ohio -- (also the birthplace of Marc Miami)

To read the entire article, please see:

BBC Documentary on Ohio Welsh

For more information on the film or on the Friday, April 13 event, call Jindra at the (University of Rio Grande) Madog Center at 1-800-282-7201. For additional information on the Madog Center, as well as information on the wide variety of academic and professional programs offered by Rio Grande, log onto

Madog Center for Welsh Studies

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