The Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago was organized in 1853 in response to the needs of many Welsh immigrants who came to the city ill-prepared for life on the frontier. Its first priority was to raise funds to assist those who found themselves in difficult circumstances and to provide graves for those who died in poverty.
Over time Cambrian has assumed a more cultural role as it strives to preserve a Welsh identity within the city. Our regular events include a celebration for St David’s Day, (March 1st), a summer picnic, a Gymanfa Ganu, and more.
It is one of the oldest ethnic societies in the city.
Croeso! (Welcome!) Please join us in celebrating Wales in Chicago