The National Black Doll Museum of History and Cultural in Mansfield, Massachusetts directed and founded by Debra Britt is a drive to destination for everyone young and old. The dolls are so adorable … they are like real little people all doing things we do in life, and having fun at it.
On October 8th the National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture has an opening reception. The museum will highlight many stories of African American and African Diasporas people and their contributions to the local community and the American story. Beth Danesco the museum resident playwright and researcher will share her story of researching African Americans in Mansfield. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to host the exhibit not only to share these stories, create a visual and connect Mansfield’s African American history to our nation’s African American story” added Ms. Danesco.
The journey to establish this museum began a century ago with a call for a national memorial to honor the contributions of African American Civil War veterans. After decades of efforts by private citizens, organizations, and members of Congress, federal legislation was passed in 2003 to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Since then, thousands of artifacts have been collected to fill the inspiring new building that has risen on the National Mall. Through its exhibitions and programs, the museum provides a shared lens to view the nation’s history and the possibility for hope and healing. It is a place where we can all gather to remember, reflect and embrace America’s story: a place for all people.
The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture is a 501© 3 nonprofit organization located at 288 N. Main Street Mansfield, MA. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturdays, 12PM – 5PM., Groups daily by appointment Members free admission /Non Members general admission fees apply.
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