Named for Harriet Tubman, the “Black Moses”
In 1981, Father Richard Keil made a down payment on a dilapidated former warehouse in downtown Macon, Georgia. While the building itself was not impressive, the purchase was significant; for it signaled the birth of one of the South’s most important cultural institutions – the Tubman African American Museum
Named for Harriet Tubman, the “Black Moses” who led hundreds of slaves to freedom, the Tubman Museum has grown over the years to become the largest institution of its type in the state and a key educational and cultural resource for the entire southeast region. The Tubman’s original 8,500 square-foot building can no longer house the Museum’s growing collections, audience, and programs, however, and a campaign is underway to complete the construction of a beautiful new 49,000 square-foot museum. The critical focus and mission of the Tubman, however, remains the same, as the Museum continues to explore, present, and interpret African American art, history, and culture through a widening array of exhibitions, programs, special events, publications, and community and school outreach initiatives. OVERVIEW
The Tubman Museum represents a key educational and cultural resource for Georgia and the entire southeast region, offering a wide array of exhibitions, programs, and publications geared to adults, families, and students and teachers in grades K-12 and college.
Among these offerings are:
• Group Tours of the Museum
• After-hours Tubman Children in the Arts classes
• Art and History Outreach programs
• Teacher and Student workshops
• Curriculum and program guides
• The week-long Pan African Festival
• Summer Heritage Camps for children aged 7 to 12
• Scholarly booksDIRECTIONS
Coming from the South on I-16, take Exit 2, Martin Luther King , Jr. Blvd. Turn left and cross the Otis Redding Bridge. At the second traffic light, turn right onto Walnut Street. The Museum is immediately on your left.
Coming from the North or South on I-75, take I-16 to Exit 2, Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Turn right and cross the Otis Redding Bridge and continue as above.