Visiting Gaiman, a cultural tour of the historical museum is essential to learn about this town of Chubut and interpret its Welsh roots.
Gaiman preserves many typical buildings that tell the story of the Welsh who populated the region. Some of these sites were transformed into museums to preserve the collective heritage, such as the Regional Historical Museum. The same wealth of wealth that we recognize in Gaiman is transformed into its own strength as a destination.
The building of the Regional Historical Museum itself belonged to the Chubut Central Railway. This adds enormous value in heritage construction. The English capital company began in 1888 with the project of the railway tracks that would link the coast of Chubut with the town of Las Plumas, towards the interior of the province. By 1909 the roads reached Gaiman, which boosted the growth and economy of the Welsh colony. In 1961 the train was closed and the old station of Gaiman was transformed into a historical museum, supported by the Welsh Education and Culture Association.
The first landing of Welsh in the New Gulf was in the year 1865. The objects they brought during that iconic trip and the following are part of the culture of Gaiman and the Museum collection The heritage is enriched with photographs of the pioneers, plans of the Welsh colony, titles of mercantile companies and the furniture of the house of Lewis Jones, one of the relevant characters of the beginning of this colony.
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Tour Kind: Historical museum
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This historical legacy forms an unforgettable journey. The chapels were the spiritual and community support to accompany the tenacity of the Welsh settlers.