Our Go Fund Me has launched with a goal of raising $30K. We will be using this money to pay our rent, keep our lights and phone on, and to make our website ADA compliant.
For twenty years on a shoestring budget, with an unrelenting commitment to thrive, founder Martha Joy Rose has championed the idea for a Museum of Motherhood, first through its New York non-profit status with the Motherhood Foundation Inc, to the MaMaPaLooZa Festival, to the streets of Seneca Falls, to Manhattan College, to the Department of Gender and Sexuality at USF in Tampa, to St Petersburg, Florida.
In 2019, the MOM Art Annex 501c3 was approved for Florida non-profit status. Then, the pandemic. MoM pivoted to mentor eighteen interns from around the world with a variety of projects and made its facility available to over a dozen artists in residence supporting mother made art, literature, and performance. Post-pandemic, from 2022-2023, we conducted over 178 in-home tours featuring the artifacts in our permanent collection, hosted healthy community suppers for families in need, and participated in Localtopia. We were able to purchase the Mother Tree for our permanent collection in 2023 and make the transition from the MOM Art Annex office to The Factory in the Arts District of St. Pete.
“There are only four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” Rosalynn Carter. What is a m/other, if not someone who sees to the wellbeing of her family whenever and if-ever possible? From birth on, the person who both gave us life and also the person who often sees to our care and upbringing are forever linked through body, mind, and psyche to the one’s whom they are connected.
A women’s museum for mothers. All kinds of mothers. All kinds of people.
I’m Joy Rose, the founder of the Museum of Motherhood. I’m inviting you to add your service, business, organization to our online directory. It’s free and open access to the public so others can find you – Just $30 to register yourself.
Or become an annual member of MoM and we’ll send you some goodies like these fun fab bracelets.
Let’s raise our voices. Let’s amp up the volume! We’re here – with a legacy project – and we want to share your stories with the world.
This #GivingTuesday we chose to share our mission and ask that you consider making a donation to show your support of these ideals. As we grow our collections, we further establish our presence in the world: We are the first and only facility of its kind serving as a unique resource elucidating the art, science,Continue reading “#GivingTuesday 2021”