We are so excited to be partnering with the Tubman Museum, The Legacy Builders Foundation, Ampersand, Theater Macon, and Goodwill to present Camp DREAM. We hope many Macon family's will take part in this new camp which is modeled after their successful annual summer camp "Otis Music Camp".
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.
The Legacy Builders Foundation
Our founder and CEO, Dr. Vickie Perdue Scott , a graduate of M.M. Burdell, Peter G. Appling and Northeast High School and a product of the Bibb County Public Schools, has firsthand knowledge of the lack of information typically provided to poor, urban children.
We are group formed by individuals that support education in the Middle Georgia Area. The Legacy Builders Foundation believes that children and families from underserved groups can achieve high levels of spiritual, social, emotional, and personal development when fully informed and supported in regard to their talents and gifts.
Theatre Macon was founded in 1986 to provide patrons with the opportunity to see theatrical productions at a reasonable cost, to provide members of the community with the opportunity to act in and assist with the production of plays, and to experiment with and present new plays and play forms in keeping with modern drama trends. The theatre also exists to provide education and training in developing interests and skills in plays, playwriting, play acting, and production techniques and to provide an opportunity for apprenticeship in community theatre operation to interested persons.
“Whether you're an artist, artist's benefactor, arts patron, or event sponsor, we've got a value for you.”
Goodwill Industries International has a rich history of more than 116 years. Dr. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister, founded Goodwill in 1902 in Boston, MA. Dr. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired unemployed people to mend and repair the used goods. The goods were then resold, and proceeds paid the workers' wages and were invested in the development of job training programs. The system worked, and the Goodwill philosophy of a hand up, not a hand out was born. Dr. Helms' vision set an early course for what has become a $4 billion nonprofit organization with more than 170 autonomous member organizations worldwide.