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Welsh Wonder

Members of Quo Vadis, the Nationality Rooms tour-guide group, in the new Welsh room.

Members of Quo Vadis, the Nationality Rooms tour-guide group, in the new Welsh room.

The Welsh Nationality Room opened in the Cathedral of Learning this summer. The new classroom is patterned after the Penrhiw Chapel, an 18th-century Nonconformist chapel at St. Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff, Wales. Chapels were the centers of village social life and the sites where people learned to read and write in rural 18th-century Wales. The room’s furnishings include a raised pulpit made of white pine and an oak longcase clock. Box pews and lengthy benches provide student seating. This is the 27th ethnic classroom in Pitt’s one-of-a-kind Nationality Rooms collection.

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