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A two story, 1,232 square foot frame house built in 1885, the Ann Oliver house is cultural artifact of Black history in New Paltz and the only house from the historic free Black neighborhood that will be preserved and owned by the Black community. Help us realize the dream.

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A home for history

The Margaret Wade-Lewis Center (MWLC) at the historic Ann Oliver House preserves the Black experience in the Hudson Valley using the lens of free and enslaved lives in Ulster County, New York. The Mission of the Center is to engage, empower, educate, and heal the community through history and culture.


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