Thanks to a Washington County genealogy researcher, I’ve learned that Plymouth will be getting an African-American history museum – great news!
An article from April in the Washington Daily Times provides further details. Essentially, an Alabama family who owned the Picot-Armistead-Pettiford House, has donated it for use as a museum. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Willie Drye, chairman of the Plymouth Small Town Main Street Committee, notes on his blog that the family decided to donate it after a private meeting in Plymouth. Attending that meeting was their family friend Peter McNair. I suspect this is my distant cousin Peter McNair so need to call him to find out!