Pacific Northwest Cornish Society



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2018 Meetings

20th Year Celebration Party - see the latest newsletter for details!
ANNUAL MEETING - July 21, 2018 at 11:00 am
Plans are being made for live music,speakers, photo displays, slide shows, decorations, a special cake and election of officers. If anyone has something they would like to contribute, please notify one of the Board members by clicking here or here.
 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Fort Borst Park,

at Harrison Street - Exit off I-5, Centralia, WA
Come and Join us to recognize our Cornish roots, celebrate our heritage, make new friends or get reacquainted with old friends!

Event Update

Pacific Northwest Cornish Society SUMMER meeting

Details about the Morris dancers who will perform at Fort Borst, Saturday, July 21:
Morris dancers have celebrated the seasons for hundreds of years in England - music, dances and songs. Decked out with ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks. The purpose of the dances is to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The age old traditions are being kept alive by the two groups who will perform for us - Bridgetown Morris Men and Belladonna Border Morris. Some "Cornish" dances/songs will be included.
Please bring any Cornish memorabilia that you have - photos (family or scenery), letters, diaries, etc., or family genealogy charts . The plan is to share these with others who attend.
Come and join us as we celebrate our Cornish roots, our common heritage and the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PNCS. Everyone with ties to, or an interest in, Cornwall is welcome.
Please look at the original Evite


*** October 20, 2018 Fall Meeting. 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at Clark County Genealogical Library
717 Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661

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Our Mission

To provide communication regarding heritage/genealogical information pertaining to Cornwall, United Kingdom, to members in the Pacific Northwest region, promote the preservation of public and private Cornish heritage/genealogical material and to cooperate with other organizations in the furtherance of mutual objectives.

Who are we?
We are people with an interest in the history and culture of Cornwall, United Kingdom; in the contributions of Cornish immigrants; and in Cornish heritage and genealogy. We live mostly in the Northwestern United States and British Columbia.

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Why a Cornish Society?

  • Meet others of Cornish descent

  • Materials

  • Use the Pacific Northwest
    Cornish Society library

  • Meet with fellow Cornish people
    from all over the Northwest and
    right in your area

  • Make friends with others who
    understand that "Cornish" does
    not mean "game hen"

  • Learn Cornish culture

  • Gain access to Cornish genealogy

  • Taste a pasty

  • Learn Cornish songs

  • Link to other Cornish groups
    and sources of information on

  • Hear about others' travels in
    Cornwall or tell about your own


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This page last updated: Friday, July 13, 2018

The Pacific Northwest Cornish Society is affiliated with the Cornish American Heritage Society and the Cornwall Family History Society.

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