Dr. Andy Ambrose, Executive Director, brings to the Tubman Museum over 20 years of museum, academic, public history, research and teaching experience. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Ambrose was employed for 14 years at the Atlanta History Center, where he served as Deputy Director, Chief Operating Officer, and as the director and administrator of a large number of History Center departments and divisions.
Since 1981, thousands of people from around the world have experienced art and history at the Tubman African American Museum. We are not just a museum – we are an educational adventure through time.
It all started in 1981, when Father Richard Keil made a down payment on a dilapidated former warehouse in downtown Macon. 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 and a key educational and cultural resource for the entire southeast region.
The current museum’s 8,500 square-foot building can no longer house the Museum’s growing collections, audience, and programs. Through generous donations from the community, the Grand Opening of a beautiful new 49,000 square-foot museum is expected in late 2014.
The Tubman Museum works tirelessly to not only educate its visitors about African American art, history, and culture – but to also be a community resource.
We have participated in:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Wear Red Day
Collecting items for Loaves & Fishes
Organizing a community blood drive
Held a community health fair
And so much more…
If your organization is interested in partnering with the Tubman Museum on your iniative- simply contact the Executive Director, Andy Ambrose.
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