Macon, Georgia – Bricks and mortar will hold the new Tubman African American Museum in place, but the support and cultural needs of the community is what will sustain the museum. Executive Director, Andy Ambrose sees the construction as a community project which will have a strong impact.
The completed facility will help reshape and energize downtown Macon, and the educational, cultural, and economic impact of its presence will be felt in local schools and businesses and throughout the Central Georgia region. The completed museum will serve as a beautiful, inspiring, and inviting site for educational and family programs, classes, special events, musical and dance performances, exhibits, reunions, weddings, and evening events for conventions and conferences.
“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 Ambrose.
Finally, this new facility with its classrooms, program, and meeting spaces, and its expanded exhibit galleries will serve as a potential cultural arts wing devoted to instruction and rehearsal spaces for classes in the visual and performing arts will serve as an inspiring educational and cultural resource for all of Middle Georgia and will allow the museum to expand the impact it already has in schools.
For additional information and progress on the museum, visit www.tubmanmuseum.com.