Events/Calendar

Opening Reception October 8,2017

Oct.9- November 17.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Film Screening  & Discussion

Thursday, March 16th   7:00PM

” SELMA”

Join the National Black Doll Museum & The  Mansfield Democrats Affirmitive  Action Committee  in the screning and lively discussion of a historic moment in history.

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The Mic is Open

 

 

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Past Events

4th Annual MLK, Jr. Creative Art Celebration & Day of Service art “making”, and “random acts of kindness

“Celebrating the Obama Presidency”, a multi-media showcase honoring the nation’s first African-American president of the United States, his life story, his political achievements, as well as the First Family

October 10, 2016   All Stories Theater presents: Guest From Hartford
Play & Discussion on AntiSlavery Riot , Mansfield 1836 
February 2016 Dolls, Dolls, Dolls :School Vacation
Week
The Ebony Village  Opening Reception
Saturday & Sunday  12-7PM

2nd Annual Community Kwanzaa     Saturday  Dec.19th,2015

3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Competition & Reception
January 18,2016

 October 2015  The Art of Dining

March-Sept2015  Running North

 February 2015    “A Century Of Black Life”
February ” African American Footprints In Transportation”
Workshop & Presentation : Tracing Your Roots Genealogy
Film & Discussion   Tracing The Trade  with Peter DeWolfe
Cooking For A Cause  W / Master Chef Ronnie Seaton
Open Reception “Experience”  The Underground Railroad
Performance    Musical  Nzinga’s Daughters:  Songs of the Underground Railroad
January 5, 2015   Exhibit Creative Expressions
Jan.19, 2015    Reception Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Creative Expression Contest  Award Recipients
Dec. 4,8, & 11 ,2014        150 Dolls Given Away
Dec. 21, 2014            Community Kwanzaa Presentation
Nov. 11, 2014     Reception  Color of Courage
November 21,2014    Ebony Village  Reception & Winter Tea
November 22, 2014   Holiday Bazaar &  “All White Affair Auction”
History with Tea
Sunday August 24th 2014   Tea Time: 3-5PM
Shop For A Cause!! Macy’s Attleboro, Ma Saturday, August 23, 2014
Opening Reception  Harmonious Traditions  Saturday  June  7, 2014  3-5   World Doll Day   June 14, 2014
Doll Tea, Auction  & Giveaway  
Dads & Dolls / Doll Making & Refreshments  
Dolls, Drummers $ Dessert 2014  1-5pm
Signature Events
Doll E. Tea: 
A celebration of sisterhood (  Nana, Mom, daughters, aunts,nieces, girlfriends  join us for a fun filled afternoon  tea, crumpets , doll e , fashion show, door prizes and more…….. Tickets  $10.00
Black Doll Festival   Sept. 27-29 2013

Monthly  Events: TBD    Call for schedule.

Salsa Beginners  Lessons

Doll E Tea        Third Sunday of Month

Movie Screenings Friday Evening

Doll workshops/Fashion Makeovers     Saturdays

Book signings: Meet both New and well known  authors at our book signings events.Join our lively discussion group that follows

Films: Enjoy film screenings and watch favorite films about African American history & culture . Create or participate in a fun filled activity inspired by the film.

Lectures/Workshops: Attend lectures and workshops presented by  esteemed and down to earth  speakers.

Musical Performances: Enjoy musical performances held at the museum as you  view the ever changing exhibits.

Youth Programs: Our young people are engaged with the multiple events & programs co-ordinated  to spark their imagination yet,geared towards history.

Dec
8
Mon
Doll Giveaway December 8th @ Codman Square Library
Dec 8 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 12:30 am

Must register at participating library. Ages 2-14.

 

Times are subject to change.

Dec
11
Thu
Doll Giveaway December 11th @ NBDMHC
Dec 11 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 12:30 am

Must register. Ages 2-14. Refreshments will be served.

 

Times are subject to change.

Dec
21
Sun
Kwanzaa @ NBDMHC
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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All about Kwanzaa is a story theatre presentation that invites the audience to not only view but experience how this African American cultural tradition is celebrated in more than 30 million homes around the world. The Doll E Daze presenters dressed in authentic African attire  will transform the auditorium or classroom into the Karmau (feast night event). This non religious cultural event is celebrated  Dec.26- Jan.1,2015                                                                                                                                                   It reaffirms one’s commitment to their family, community and culture. A “feel good” celebration it allows one to check in on the progress they have made based on the seven principles.  Kwanzaa was established in 1966 by Dr Mulauna (Ron) Karenga during the height of the civil rights movement. Based on his observations he concluded that the African American community needed to celebrate and reaffirm their bond as a people and to establish a value system that strengthened their belief in their families, community and culture. Based on his research the Nguzo Saba (seven principles) were created. During the presentation every element of the tradition will be shared with the audience, the lighting of the Mishumaa Saba(candles), reflections of our first Kwanzaa(1968) , the libation, celebration, creation of the Tree of life and passing of the zawadi’s(gifts) .

In our story theatre presentation, audience participation is key and taught in a lively call and response pattern usually found in many African American genre of music. Participants  are taught new vocabulary words and symbolic elements are introduced Participants  will be given instruments to play,  participate in dance routines, sing songs and assist with creating affirmations.

The audience will discover why this rich tradition is celebrated around the world .                                                                                                                                           

 

Times are subject to change.

Jan
19
Mon
Dr. MArtin Luther King Jr. Reception @ NBDMHC
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Contest

Contest

From student submissions this exhibition includes essays, poems, visual and fine art reflected of   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s  Call for IAACM: An Association for ALL HUMAN BEINGS (International Association for the Advancement of the Creatively Maladjusted) excerpt

“There’s no doubt about it: we are all different. We have different religious beliefs, different cultures, backgrounds and life experiences, different philosophies, different problem solving methods, and myriad ways of looking at the world. Yet here is something that unites us: we are all human beings”

 

 

 

 

Times are subject to change.

Feb
8
Sun
African Americans: Footprints in Transportation @ NBDMHC
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm

The National theme for Black History Month is A Century of Black Life. We have chosen to exhibit   African American Footprints in Transportation:

We invite you to examine the impact that various modes of transportation played in the migration of enslaved Africans to freed African Americans. Sixteen 2 feet stand-up  dolls whose collaged bodies   chronicles  the arduous journey to freedom from the early national period through the twentieth century and tell the story of the African American experience gathered over  two hundred years of its existence, from  the historic contributions of  Joseph Cinque A. Philip Randolph, Congressmen Robert Smalls, Claudette Colvin and twelve other unsung heroes.

Mar
15
Sun
Nzina’s Daughters: Songs of the Underground Railroad @ NBDMHC
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Times are subject to change.

Oct
1
Thu
The Art of Dining @ National Black Doll Museum
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SB_Ticket-ButtonThe National Black Doll Museum is pleased to present “The Art of Dining” an interactive and intimate cooking experience. In a series of five talk and taste culinary programs will be presented in the museum’s galleries over a four day event.

From the President’s table, our host is Sir Master Chef Ronnie J. Seaton Sr. who is a retired White House chef of 38 years.  Each session will begin with tantalizing tales of his culinary journey at the White House, from President Regan to President Obama.  Sir Master Chef Seaton will demonstrate techniques, share tips and favorite dishes of the Presidents in which he served.

In addition to Master Chef Ronnie, highly acclaimed Chef’s Stewart Thomas, Val Bennett and Aaron Thomas will also offer delicious insights and samples of some of your favorite foods.

Whether your interest is in setting a Presidential table, organic farming, fusing your own oils, gathering new recipes or simply savoring and sampling sumptuous bites, these pros will share their tips and tricks in a high energy experience for the entire family!

Oct
2
Fri
The Art of Dining @ National Black Doll Museum
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SB_Ticket-ButtonThe National Black Doll Museum is pleased to present “The Art of Dining” an interactive and intimate cooking experience. In a series of five talk and taste culinary programs will be presented in the museum’s galleries over a four day event.

From the President’s table, our host is Sir Master Chef Ronnie J. Seaton Sr. who is a retired White House chef of 38 years.  Each session will begin with tantalizing tales of his culinary journey at the White House, from President Regan to President Obama.  Sir Master Chef Seaton will demonstrate techniques, share tips and favorite dishes of the Presidents in which he served.

In addition to Master Chef Ronnie, highly acclaimed Chef’s Stewart Thomas, Val Bennett and Aaron Thomas will also offer delicious insights and samples of some of your favorite foods.

Whether your interest is in setting a Presidential table, organic farming, fusing your own oils, gathering new recipes or simply savoring and sampling sumptuous bites, these pros will share their tips and tricks in a high energy experience for the entire family!

Oct
3
Sat
The Art of Dining @ National Black Doll Museum
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SB_Ticket-ButtonThe National Black Doll Museum is pleased to present “The Art of Dining” an interactive and intimate cooking experience. In a series of five talk and taste culinary programs will be presented in the museum’s galleries over a four day event.

From the President’s table, our host is Sir Master Chef Ronnie J. Seaton Sr. who is a retired White House chef of 38 years.  Each session will begin with tantalizing tales of his culinary journey at the White House, from President Regan to President Obama.  Sir Master Chef Seaton will demonstrate techniques, share tips and favorite dishes of the Presidents in which he served.

In addition to Master Chef Ronnie, highly acclaimed Chef’s Stewart Thomas, Val Bennett and Aaron Thomas will also offer delicious insights and samples of some of your favorite foods.

Whether your interest is in setting a Presidential table, organic farming, fusing your own oils, gathering new recipes or simply savoring and sampling sumptuous bites, these pros will share their tips and tricks in a high energy experience for the entire family!

Oct
4
Sun
The Art of Dining @ National Black Doll Museum
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SB_Ticket-ButtonThe National Black Doll Museum is pleased to present “The Art of Dining” an interactive and intimate cooking experience. In a series of five talk and taste culinary programs will be presented in the museum’s galleries over a four day event.

From the President’s table, our host is Sir Master Chef Ronnie J. Seaton Sr. who is a retired White House chef of 38 years.  Each session will begin with tantalizing tales of his culinary journey at the White House, from President Regan to President Obama.  Sir Master Chef Seaton will demonstrate techniques, share tips and favorite dishes of the Presidents in which he served.

In addition to Master Chef Ronnie, highly acclaimed Chef’s Stewart Thomas, Val Bennett and Aaron Thomas will also offer delicious insights and samples of some of your favorite foods.

Whether your interest is in setting a Presidential table, organic farming, fusing your own oils, gathering new recipes or simply savoring and sampling sumptuous bites, these pros will share their tips and tricks in a high energy experience for the entire family!