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Tubman preparing to re-start construction

Macon's Tubman African American Museum is getting ready to resume construction of its new downtown museum after a nine-year delay.

Neighbors of the 49,000-square-foot building may see deliveries and other signs that work may resume soon.

"People will see a little bit of action there, so we're excited," Nicole Thurston,Director of Sales & Marketing at Tubman African American Museum.

She said executive director Andy Ambrose is meeting with the museum's building committee. The museum could make a formal announcement next week on their building timetable.

Contractors started work in 2001 on the 49,000-square-foot building on Cherry Street.

Then the economy went sour. The project ran out of money and work stopped in 2005.

Last year, museum officials say their finances had improved, and they were close to resuming work.

A SPLOST approved by Bibb County voters in 2012 included about $2.5 million to help with construction.


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