A new Tubman African American Museum is expected to open by January 2015 after construction resumes late this year in Macon. Museum Director Andy Ambrose gave an update on the timeframe Thursday at a meeting of the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority. Work on the Cherry Street property stopped in 2005 when the museum ran out of money.
The Tubman African American Museum in Macon paid tribute to Harriet Tubman's legacy Sunday with special tours, a reception and a re-enactment. An escaped slave herself, Tubman is credited with helping at least 300 slaves escape to the North using the network of safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.