Pinnacle donates $2,500 for Pickett Chapel restoration
Dec 17, 2015 at 6:43 PM
Pinnacle Financial Partners has donated $2,500 to the Wilson County Black History Committee, which is raising funds to restore Pickett Chapel in Lebanon.
The chapel, built in the 1820s, is the oldest brick building in Wilson County.
“Pickett Chapel is a significant piece of Wilson County’s history, and helping to restore it is one way we can support the community at large,” said Lee Campbell, Pinnacle’s area manager for Wilson County.
In 2007, the WCBHC purchased the historic building on East Market Street that housed Pickett Chapel Methodist Church. After restoration, it will become the site of the Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum, as well as a resource for the entire community and WCBHC headquarters.
The Wilson County Black History Committee strives to research, document, preserve and disseminate information about the history and the many contributions of African Americans in Wilson County. More information can be found at wilsoncountyblackhistory.org.
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