The Roy Bailey African American History Center and Museum was established
in 2004 by the Wilson County Black History Committee, a group of men and women dedicated to the memory of the founders and
families of Wilson County's thriving African American community.
history of Wilson County boasts a strong community of businessmen and women, educators, clergy and famililes who built a solid
foundation for African American citizens who live and thrive today in the cities of Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Watertown, Tennessee.
The Roy Bailey African American History Center pays homage to their work, their
struggles and their successes.
The museum's artifacts and research materials are currently displayed in a small museum space at 115 East
Main Street in Lebanon, just off the Square. the museum is open to the public three days a week.
In 2007, the committee purchased the historic building on East Market Street that
housed Pickett Chapel Methodist Church. After renovation, 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 headquarters of the Wilson County Black History Committee.