Archive for May, 2013

Pickett Chapel – The Roy Bailey African American History Center & Museum

by on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

On May 18, the Second Annual Heritage Peace Garden Celebration was held at Pickett Chapel in Lebanon, TN.

Pickett Chapel, the oldest red brick building since 1827 in Wilson County, is being restored. This is a historic building where slaves worshiped in the balcony and their masters on the ground level. After the Civil War, it became the first black church in Lebanon, in 1866.


As part of this process, the Master Gardeners in Wilson County, spent the day planting and restoring the grounds around this historic structure.


Also, along with the digging for planting, there was an archeological dig and study of artifacts uncovered by a professor and students of Archeology from MTSU.


The Pickett Chapel, on the National Register of Historic Places, will eventually become the new location of the Roy Bailey African American History Center & Museum.

Cedars Prep[aratory Academy

by on Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Friday, May 3, was the Annual Spring Production by the Cedars Preparatory Academy located in Lebanon, Tennessee. This was a really exciting evening for the children – and the parents and grandparents alike!!

Following are a few images created during this event.