About John Wesley Church & Nellie Brooks Leatherberry African American Museum
Thirty-one white and 26 black congregants worshipped together for generations in this little church, and unassuming on-room building without a steeple or indoor plumbing. In the early days, wives sold food in the back.
A John Wesley activist, Nellie Leatherberry, finagled a way to have a 9' x 12' "cook shop" constructed; it nearly tripled in size and operated until the late 1970's. Nellie's Cook Shop now houses the church's fascinating documentary photography and oral history transcriptions.