National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture, Mansfield: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture Reviews: 4.5/5

National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture

National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture
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The National Black Doll Museum of History & Culture is the only doll museum in the country that focuses on the African-American experience using dolls as the teaching tool. There are 2,000 dolls on the museum floor, eight galleries including sports, museum, historical and fashion galleries. Exhibits change regularly every 8-10 weeks. Doll & Mask making is available with deluxe package
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2-3 hours
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phillyphotodave
Philadelphia, PA147 contributions
Dolls, Culture History and an Amazing Tour guide
Jul 2019 • Couples
First let me start by saying dolls were interesting to see but the woman that runs the gallery brought them to life with her story telling abilities. Black history and culture were intertwined rooms of displays. Mansfield, MA is close to I-95. You will definitely learn something new about someone who impacted history. There is something there for all ages. I now know who invented to golf tee, Don't miss this opportunity to experience history in a totally immersive environment.
Written July 30, 2019
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DMGAmes_Iowa
Ames, IA543 contributions
An outstanding collection of black dolls in their historical and cultural context
May 2019 • Couples
This museum is somewhat of a hidden gem. A labor of love and dedication to purpose by Founder/Director Debra Britt and her family. There are thousands of dolls ranging from topsy-turvy, to dolls made of rubber and synthetic plastics, to Black Barbies, and dolls representing Bob Marley, Barack and Michelle Obama, famous Black musicians and athletes. The associated stories tell of the trials and tribulations of Blacks in American society and also their triumphs. We spent 2 hours and 15 minutes at this small museum, and hope to return sometime in the future to learn more.
Written May 14, 2019
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Ginsberg235
Mansfield, MA14 contributions
A gem
Nov 2016 • Business
This was a complete Suprise. I learned more about black history during this visit then I had learned anywhere else.
Written June 24, 2017
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Salute K
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"Topsy Turby"
Feb 2016 • Family
I loved them dolls the most. They have a story behind them that is exciting. The gift shop is amazing. They have a lot of fine dolls.
Written May 23, 2016
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Jeri R
Mansfield, MA103 contributions
UNDERGROUND HISTORY
May 2015 • Friends
Great local look back at the Mansfield Underground Railroad. Lots of info and artifacts to look at; very interesting!
Written April 26, 2016
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