About the Museum

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.

Through generous donations from the community, the Tubman has a beautiful new 49,000 square-foot museum.

Community Initiatives

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.

Press Room

  • International Taste of Soul – 41 NBC – 2012
  • International Taste of Soul – 41 NBC – 2013
  • International Taste of Soul – 41NBC – 6-23-13
  • Death By Chocolate – 41 NBC – 2013
  • Pan African Festival – 41 NBC – 2013
  • Harriet Tubman Day – 2013
  • All That Jazz – 2013
  • Mr. Imagination 
  • Alfred Conteh – Pimp Series
  • International Taste of Soul – Telegraph – 2013
  • Reconstruction

  • Board of Trustees

    Billy Pitts – Chair

    Rudell Richardson – Treasurer

    Dr. Tatrabian D. Jackson – Secretary

    Albert Abrams

    Larry Brumley

    Dr. Thomas Duval

    Dr. Sumitra Himangshu-Pennybacker

    Dr. Viva Lawton Fowler

    Dr. Curtis Jones

    Dr. Paul Jones

    Gary Lee

    Dr. Tonya Moore

    Starr Perdue

    Cleo Roberts

    David Sanda

    Scott Siegel

    Dan Slagle

    Ronald J. Taylor

    Al Tilman


    All That Jazz 2020



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    Macon, GA 31201


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