Voices of the Past – The Other Tubmans
The Voices of the Past Theater Program brings history to life and gets visitors talking about history. Visitors travel back in time through an interactive, personal presentation of stories about local historical figures who challenge them to explore topics and issues that still resonate today.
The presentations, which are scheduled each Saturday, are free with Museum admission. A different figure will be highlighted each Saturday. As part of the kick-off for the 2022 series, the Museum will be hosting additional activities to further engage the community including stories, songs, and crafts.
February 5: The Other Tubmans
As part of our kickoff for Black History Month, we will be highlighting Augusta’s connection to Africa. Our story by by Ifeoma Onyefulu includes scenes from Africa. We use these scenes as a basis for our community connection activities.
11:30: Storytime with Charles E. Brown
12:00: African Drumming Demo with Marvin Graham
12:30, 1:30, 2:30: The Other Tubmans presentation
1:00, 2:00: African Drumming Workshop
Augusta African Americans Scavenger Hunt
Crafts: Beaded Necklaces, Paper Weaving
The Other Tubmans (performed by Jean Embry)
The character in The Other Tubmans tells a story that explains the connection between local Tubman slaves freed by Emily Tubman in the 1830’s and William Tubman, who served as Liberia, Africa’s longest running President from 1944-1971.
For more information, contact Gayla Keesee, Education Manager at 706-722-8454 or email@example.com.