Constructed in 1875 at 192 Kelley Street, the historic Dallard-Newman House is one of the city’s oldest and most enduring monuments to African American Culture and heritage. The building, constructed by formerly enslaved African Americans, is a fascinating record of urban life in this community. Its history begins with efforts at economic recovery in the post-Civil War era (1865-1877), the founding of the first educational institutions for persons of color, the development of the thriving community of Newtown around the house, and the near hundred and fifty years that followed, up until today.


To Support: 

Donations can be made online through The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County (designate: Northeast Neighborhood Association Fund),


or by check, made payable to NENA and mailed to:


NENA/Northeast Neighborhood Association   

“Preserving the Dallard-Newman House”                                                                                             

P O Box 1026       

Harrisonburg, VA 22803


Your generous efforts make a difference in preserving this designated Virginia Landmark and site on the National Register of Historic Places. Support Harrisonburg’s nonprofit community organization, Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA), to renovate and expand this historic building for the official opening of the Dallard-Newman House Museum serving the local community, the greater Shenandoah Valley, and the state of Virginia. Questions? Contact the Northeast Neighborhood Association at [email protected]