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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian includes but is not limited to the restoration, historic preservation and maintenance of the historic building known as the Abyssinian Meeting House, in the city of Portland, State of Maine; and the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of African-Americans in Maine.

National Register of Historic Places in the State of Maine

This is to Certify that the
Abyssinian Meeting House

has been reviewed by the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. and under the provisions of the Nation Historic Preservation Act of 1966 has been entered upon the National Register of Historic Places on February 3, 2006

Be it further certified that by inclusion in the National Register the above named is recognized as a part of the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the nation and should be preserved as a living part of community life and developed in order to give a sense of orientation to the American People.


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Pamela Cummings, Pres.
Leonard W. Cummings, Sr. Vice Pres.
Janet Johnson, Vice-Chair
Mary Jane Cummings, Secretary
Stephen D. Bither, Esq., Treasurer
June McKenzie, Secretary

Board of Directors
David Paul
Deborah Cummings Khadraoui,
Pamela Cummings
Gerald A. Dottin
Joanne Dottin
June McKenzie
Merita McKenzie
Karen E. Rollins
Moses Sebunya
Timothy P. Wilson
Jaquie D. Wilson
Kate Knox, Esq.

Download the current brochure about the Abyssinian Meeting House.

Building Location:
75 Newbury Street
Portland, ME 04101
map and directions

Contact and Donations:
P.O. Box 11064
Portland, ME 04104

Download and learn about the Google Earth Northeast African American Historic Places Map by clicking on the screenshot above.

The NAAHPM features 109 public historic sites and active preservation projects, and includes the location of over 300 individual sites in total, located in all ten of the region's states, from Maine to Delaware.

THE ABYSSINIAN RESTORATION PROJECT P.O. Box 11064 Portland, Maine 04104 info@abyme.org