Our culture.Our education. Our healing.
Built for community
A two story, 1232 sqaure 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.
“I'm filled mostly with a sense of pride & peace because of the rich Black History that has occupied this landscape called New Paltz for more than a century. I'm looking forward to seeing the Historic Oliver House becoming the home to the Dr. Margaret Wade-Lewis Black Cultural Center...”
Diana Francis, Resident
It takes a village
Honoring the dream
With full restoration required, we are inviting you to help us realize the vision for the Ann Oliver house.