Historic Germantown is pleased to announce The Colored Girls Museum is the 19th member of our consortium – a partnership of extraordinary historic houses, destinations, and museums in Northwest Philadelphia.

“The Colored Girls Museum is a valuable addition to Historic Germantown; since its founding, it
has been an important asset to its immediate neighbors, the wider community, the
region, and the world. It presents a unique approach not just in its memoir-based
program and focus on creation/curation by Black girls and women but also creates new
Black women-led models for place-keeping, preservation, and community creation. The
museum’s mission aligns perfectly with our commitment to preserving and interpreting
diverse histories. We look forward to working with TCGM to share our collective stories
with a wider audience.”  – Tuomi J. Forrest, Executive Director


The Colored Girls Museum (TCGM) is a memoir museum founded by Vashti DuBois that honors the stories, experiences and history of ordinary Colored Girls. The first of its kind, the museum initiates the object—submitted by the Colored Girl herself—as a representative of an aspect of her story and personal history which she finds meaningful. These objects embody her experience and expression of being a Colored Girl.

TCGM  distinguishes itself by exclusively collecting, preserving, honoring and decoding artifacts pertaining to the experience and herstory of Colored Girls. This museum is equal parts research facility, exhibition space, gathering place and think tank. TCGM was founded in 2015 and is located in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Philadelphia, an area renowned for its compliment of historic buildings and homes.

4613 Newhall Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States

Saturday & Sunday, 12:00pm -4pm

Tour 1 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Tour 2 – 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Tour 3 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM

T:(223) 218-2206
E: thecoloredgirlsmuseum@gmail.com