Welcome to The Colored Girls Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
House Crazy Sarah stumbled upon this enchanting place in her usual way – whilst perusing the interwebs for meaningful, beautiful, historic things.
The Colored Girls Museum is a multidisciplinary memoir museum focused on “the ordinary colored girl.”
It was founded by Vashti DuBois in 2015 and is housed in this historic home in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
The Colored Girls Museum occupies eight rooms of the three-story 130-year-old Victorian Twin which is also the current home of its founder.
The museum itself is a “memoir museum”, meant to honor the stories, experiences, and history of ordinary Colored Girls.
The rooms are filled with artwork, sculpture, heirlooms, and historic displays.
A collective of artists curate the spaces, contribute work, and engage with visitors during weekly tours.
Each room is meaningful and filled with opportunities of learning and bearing witness to history and lived experience.
House Crazy Sarah would love to visit this amazing place!
Some of the displays are hauntingly beautiful.
But one of the most touching photos of The Colored Girls Museum House Crazy Sarah came across was this one:
Their faces in the mirror!
The Colored Girls Museum is located at 4613 Newhall St, Philadelphia, PA. Check their websites (below) for hours of operation before you go.