The Colored Girls Museum is a memoir museum, which honors the stories, experiences, and history of ordinary Colored Girls. This museum initiates the object—submitted by the colored girl herself, as representative of an aspect of her story and personal history, which she finds meaningful; her object embodies her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl. The Colored Girls Museum is headquartered in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, an area renowned for its compliment of historic buildings and homes.
Who is The Colored Girl ? She is of the African Diaspora
Girlhood never leaves us it is a place of triumph sometimes trauma. We use the word colored to draw attention to the ways in which “ the girl” is literally colored by others too loud too angry too independent the list is long —
it is the Girls Museum because it is the girl the black and brown girl we must honor and protect. She has been unprotected uncelebrated for so long.
TCGM distinguishes herself by exclusively collecting, preserving, honoring, and decoding artifacts pertaining to the experience and herstory of colored girls. This museum shall serve as a clearinghouse of multidimensional arty-facts, objects and information about Colored Girls: equal parts research facility, exhibition space, gathering place and think tank. This Colored Girls Museum is the first institution of its kind.
Audience members are treated to a Salon Styled-Guided tour of a home which has been converted to a Museum. This multidisciplinary event is a collaborative experience between patrons and The Colored Girls Museum. We look forward to your visit.
The Colored Girls Museum and Institute is in the process of applying for our 501c3 status. Please inquire about our fiscal sponsor if interested in making a tax deductible donation.