The next destination on the Ingles Open Road is one of the premier museums in the southeast celebrating African American art, history, and culture. The Tubman Museum, located in Macon, Georgia, was the dream of one man that grew into a community’s vision and eventually a treasure discovered by all who entered.
Named in honor of the courageous and inspirational Harriet Tubman—known as “the Moses of her people,” who escaped bondage and then led hundreds of other enslaved people to freedom—this museum is a fitting tribute to her legacy.
Today, it represents a critical educational and cultural resource for Georgia and the entire southeast, offering a wide array of exhibitions, programs, and services geared toward children, adults, families, students, and teachers. The building itself is a piece of art. Open to the public in 2015, its bright, soaring atrium, and seemingly endless exhibition halls welcome you for exploration.
There is so much to learn and experience here.
The Untold Stories wing features the local Macon history of the African American community.
Block the Hate showcases powerful public art murals from the past two years that were created as part of the local Juneteenth celebration.
The hall of African American Inventors tells unforgettable stories of innovation and engineering. And incredible modern art adorns the walls throughout the museum.
One fun and exciting wing, Macon’s Musica Heritage, house some of Georgia’s musical greatness. James Brown, Little Richard, Otis Redding—you’ll find them all here. Just don’t try to play little Richard’s piano. He’ll know.
Though it has evolved over the years, Tubman Museum has remained true to its original goal: to be a source of experiences that enrich cultural understanding and present the highest quality art to the communities it serves. As it continues to grow, the Tubman Museum honors its unique origin and traditions while strengthening its commitment to educating people about African American art, history, and culture.
So, plan your trip to Macon today and visit this unique museum. You can find them online at TubmanMuseum.com and enjoy the knowledge that awaits within.
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