Courtesy Tubman Museum
Going On Faith
Published June 22, 2015
MACON, Georgia — The Tubman African American Museum opened in mid-May in spacious new 49,000-square-foot quarters in downtown Macon with classrooms, meeting spaces and exhibit galleries.
“We envision the new Tubman Museum as the anchor and centerpiece of Macon’s downtown attractions, and we will be working in the coming months with many of our downtown partners, such as the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Douglass Theatre, the Terminal Station, the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park and the Macon Bibb CVB to create special offerings and options for large tour groups, school field trips, reunions and heritage tourism operators and planners,” said executive director Andy Ambrose.
The 34-year-old Tubman Museum is the largest museum in the Southeast dedicated to educating people about the art, history and culture of African Americans.
A new exhibit focuses on the history, legacy and impact of African American music and musicians from Macon, in particular Otis Redding and Little Richard.