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The North American Black Historical Museum and Cultural Centre was incorportated by founder Melvin (Mac) Simpson October 29, 1975. Following extensive fundraising and restoration efforts the new site opened to the public. The Site seeks to preserve and promote Black history, community and culture. The site features the restored Taylor Log Cabin,

the Cultural Centre and the Nazrey African Methodist Episcopal Church adjacent to museum. The Nazrey Church, built in 1848 of hand laid fieldstone and founded by Bishop Willis Nazrey. Refugees stayed in the Church as temporary housing and it served as a school and social centre. The Nazrey AME Church was the first still standing black site to receive recognition as a National Historic Site in 1999.

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