Exclusive Screening Event: The Tale of the Two Tredegars
Join us at The American Civil War Museum April 24 at 6:00 p.m. for the U.S. Premiere of How The Welsh Changed the World: The Tale of the Two Tredegars. Be one of the first to see the film, hear from the filmmakers and enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Seating is limited.
The film explores the historic world-changing connections between the iron town of Tredegar, Wales and Richmond, Virginia and the fascinating history of the influence Welsh people had in the developing United States and the legacy that is left for the world to see.
Welsh workers played such an important part in the building and operating one of the most important landmarks in the United States -- the ironworks in Richmond, Virginia -- named Tredegar Ironworks, in honor of the Welsh from Tredegar, Wales.
The film tells the story of two developing towns and how Welsh migrants, notably Rhys Davies who -- after working in the Tredegar Ironworks in south Wales -- would go on to help establish the iron industry in the U.S.
Web Extra: Read this article by the co-producer of the documentary Nathan Vernon Madison – “The Two Tredegars – A Shared Heritage”