About the Museum


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 Interim Executive Director, Harold Young.

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Board of Trustees

Billy Pitts – Chair

Rudell Richardson – Treasurer

Dr. Tatrabian D. Jackson – Secretary

Larry Brumley

Dr. Thomas Duval

Dr. Viva Lawton Fowler

Dr. Curtis Jones

Dr. Paul Jones

Gary Lee

Dr. Tonya Moore

Starr Perdue

Cleo Roberts

Scott Siegel

Ronald J. Taylor

Al Tilman


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Macon, GA 31201


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