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This slide show was developed in collaboration with the Longs Chapel Preservation Society
. To order a copy of the book "Zenda: 1869-1930, An African American Community of Hope," contact Al Jenkins at You can keep up with news about Longs Chapel by "liking" the Longs Chapel Preservation Society's Facebook page

To learn more about Longs Chapel and Zenda,
read this PDF of the nomination form that earned it a listing on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. 

For information about visiting Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, go here. Also, to learn more about the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society or to visit its Heritage Center, go here.

Slide show © 2011, Department of Historic Resources and Commonwealth of Virginia. This page updated March, 2016.

This show was drafted, edited, sequenced, designed, and produced for the web by Randy Jones, DHR. Special thanks to Dale MacAllister, former president of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, and to Rosemarie Palmer for their critical input and corrections. Also, thanks to DHR colleagues Marc Wagner, David Edwards, Joanie Evans, Quatro Hubbard, and Joanna Wilson Green for assistance.

To inquire about collaborating with DHR on a "Historic Virginia, Site of the Month" slide show, contact Randy Jones. (A site or building must be listed in the state or national landmark registers or contribute to a historic district listed in the registers.)