The Pioneer Museum of Alabama has been working to revitalize the grounds of the museum property since 2018 to present the museum in the best light possible and provide an enjoyable experience for museum guests. Projects completed include the replacement of roofs on the dogtrot cabin, the chapel, the well, the little shed at the train, and the caretaker’s cottage, and a newly painted exterior on the The McNear Schoolhouse. American Disabilities Act-compliant restrooms and a new lobby area were recently added on to the main building in 2021.
Phase 4 of the project, completed in 2022, focused on the replacement of five old rusty barrels that have been used as garbage receptacles on the grounds for many years. The new receptacles are double outdoor recycling trash cans that will fulfill the museum’s green initiatives.