In the quintessential Southern town of Macon, Georgia, groups can get an in-depth look at African American culture, art and detailed history at the Tubman Museum.
The Tubman is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to educating people about the art, history and culture of African Americans, and it has been in operation since 1981.
Groups can explore the museum through diverse exhibitions, cutting-edge technology and innovative educational programming. The museum also hosts a list of special events throughout the year, including an African American film festival.
Named for Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom, the Tubman Museum has expanded and sits in a new, 49,000-square-foot space. The museum has become a key educational and cultural resource for the entire Southeast region.
One of the museum’s biggest draws is its vibrant mural on the second floor. This signature piece was made with acrylic and oil. When viewing this mural, groups can voyage from Africa to America, no passport needed. Measuring in at 68 inches tall and 55 feet long, the mural travels back through time exploring the feats of well-known and famous African Americans from the past to the present.
In the Inventors Gallery, groups can get a look into the mind of brilliant African Americans, including major figures like Madam C.J. Walker and George Washington Carver. The gallery also spotlights many individuals and inventions that are not always easily recognizable.
Aside from showcasing African American history from across the country, the Tubman explores the roots of local Macon and Georgia history. The Local History and Georgia Artists exhibits display significant artifacts from Macon and Georgia history, including materials associated with the lives of such prominent 19th- and 20th-century African Americans such as Ellen and William Craft, Jefferson Franklin Long and Sergeant Rodney M. Davis, as well as works from local artists.
For more information, call 478-743-8544 or visit tubmanmuseum.com.