A museum for forgotten people has finally opened in Cleveland, Ohio.
Harriett Tubman’s body was found in Cleveland’s Cleveland Cemetery on June 30, 1919, when the city was still struggling to recover from the Great Depression.
The grave of Tubman was opened in 1926 and remains in the city’s public cemetery.
Today, the museum is dedicated to Tubman, who was buried at the same location as her husband, Charles Tubman.
Tubman had died three months earlier and her remains were never properly moved from her grave.
This was the first time that Cleveland’s burial grounds were dedicated to anyone, according to museum director and museum curator, Harriet Tubman Museum Director, Susan Smith, told ABC News.
The museum is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and you can see a short video of the museum’s opening on the museum website.
Smith said that her mother was one of the people who attended her grandmother’s funeral in 1939.
Tubmans funeral has become an icon for the city, Smith said.
It’s been around for over 100 years, but we’ve never had a funeral for this family, she said.
The first day of the new museum opening is April 30.
Smith and Tubman will unveil the exhibits inside the museum during the opening ceremony, and the public can take a tour of the building during the event.
The city’s museum has been called a place for the “sickest and most disturbing” people to visit.
Tubmings body was moved from the grave of her husband to the Cleveland Cemetery for the discovery of the next of kin.
It was later moved again, and she was buried in Cleveland Cemetery, but her remains never came to rest.
The family of Tubmans brother, William Tubman of Cleveland, was also buried in the same grave.
The brother and sister, who were married for two years, had one son, William Henry Tubman and one daughter, Sarah, Smith told ABC news.
Tubmania’s “Sickest, Most Disturbing” Museum Now, the Tubmans have found their museum, which has been named after her, and will open on April 30 in the Cleveland Museum Center, located at 1501 North Euclid Avenue.
The exhibit will feature the Tubman family’s unique burial process, and include a replica of her grave, Smith added.
She said she plans to have a live video feed for the public to watch, as well as a video on the Internet of Tubmans granddaughter, Ann Tubman who has also been raised in Cleveland.
Tubamings family is also celebrating the opening of the Cleveland Body Museum.
TubMans granddaughter Ann Tubmers brother William Henry will also be on hand for the opening, according the Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Public Library, the Greater Cleveland Foundation and other organizations.
The Cleveland Museum is located at 1600 Euclid Ave.
in Cleveland and opened in 1936.