Calendar/ Upcoming Events

CALENDAR
The Museum hosts a robust series of discussions, readings, screenings, and workshops that highlight our exciting exhibitions and collections for a diverse community of learners. Visit often for updates.

Dec
30
Sun
Ebony Village @ NBDMHC
Dec 30 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The magic of Christmas comes alive at the annual exhibit of the Ebony Village. This winter wonderland features the largest public display of African American  holiday memorabilia , a secret Santa shop and  photo  opportunities with Black Santa’

It began in 1998 when young Christopher declared , “I don’t want to be black because Santa won’t come”.  Today, with 500 African American Santa’s, Angels, Nutcrackers, Carolers Elves,decorated trees and ornaments the exhibit is one of the most popular collections attracting museum goers and holiday display lovers of all backgrounds. .

Open during the weekends there will be plenty of family friendly activities including Santa’s workshop where kids can create ornaments and decorate cookies,Santa’s photo station. and mail center to write letters to Santa and letters to incarcerated children,

Hours  by appointment Tuesday-Friday,

Saturdays 12-6PM          12-6  Sundays with pre-purchased tickets only

Tickets must be purchased online

Jan
4
Fri
Ebony Village @ NBDMHC
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The magic of Christmas comes alive at the annual exhibit of the Ebony Village. This winter wonderland features the largest public display of African American  holiday memorabilia , a secret Santa shop and  photo  opportunities with Black Santa’

It began in 1998 when young Christopher declared , “I don’t want to be black because Santa won’t come”.  Today, with 500 African American Santa’s, Angels, Nutcrackers, Carolers Elves,decorated trees and ornaments the exhibit is one of the most popular collections attracting museum goers and holiday display lovers of all backgrounds. .

Open during the weekends there will be plenty of family friendly activities including Santa’s workshop where kids can create ornaments and decorate cookies,Santa’s photo station. and mail center to write letters to Santa and letters to incarcerated children,

Hours  by appointment Tuesday-Friday,

Saturdays 12-6PM          12-6  Sundays with pre-purchased tickets only

Tickets must be purchased online

Jan
5
Sat
Ebony Village @ NBDMHC
Jan 5 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The magic of Christmas comes alive at the annual exhibit of the Ebony Village. This winter wonderland features the largest public display of African American  holiday memorabilia , a secret Santa shop and  photo  opportunities with Black Santa’

It began in 1998 when young Christopher declared , “I don’t want to be black because Santa won’t come”.  Today, with 500 African American Santa’s, Angels, Nutcrackers, Carolers Elves,decorated trees and ornaments the exhibit is one of the most popular collections attracting museum goers and holiday display lovers of all backgrounds. .

Open during the weekends there will be plenty of family friendly activities including Santa’s workshop where kids can create ornaments and decorate cookies,Santa’s photo station. and mail center to write letters to Santa and letters to incarcerated children,

Hours  by appointment Tuesday-Friday,

Saturdays 12-6PM          12-6  Sundays with pre-purchased tickets only

Tickets must be purchased online

Jan
10
Thu
A Knotted Rope @ Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The All Stories Theater Company,  presents the original drama A KNOTTED ROPE by Beth Danesco, on  Thursday January 10th and Friday, January 11th,  at  The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center in Foxboro. Doors open at 6:30   Tickets are $15 and on sale now.

A KNOTTED ROPE: As a lawyer defends a man accused of participating in one of history’s darkest moments, she is pulled into a bigger mystery of identity and guilt that’s gone unsolved for nearly a century

Sponsored in part by Massachusetts local cultural councils of Mansfield, Foxboro, Easton & Sharon.

 

Jan
11
Fri
A Knotted Rope @ Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The All Stories Theater Company,  presents the original drama A KNOTTED ROPE by Beth Danesco, on  Thursday January 10th and Friday, January 11th,  at  The Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center in Foxboro. Doors open at 6:30   Tickets are $15 and on sale now.

A KNOTTED ROPE: As a lawyer defends a man accused of participating in one of history’s darkest moments, she is pulled into a bigger mystery of identity and guilt that’s gone unsolved for nearly a century

Sponsored in part by Massachusetts local cultural councils of Mansfield, Foxboro, Easton & Sharon.

 

Feb
23
Sat
Art of African Wrap Doll Workshop
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children and adults who love dolls are welcome to join a doll-making workshop presented by National Black Doll Museum in Brockton

African Wrap Dolls

at the Main Library on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. Participants will hear the *Legend of Cecilia* & create his or her own African wrap doll.
Please sign up in the Children’s Room.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brockton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency and the Brockton Public Library.

Apr
9
Tue
MDTC Speaker Series: Moms DeMand Action
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

        MDTC Speaker Series

About Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 5 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors. Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter at @MomsDemand.

Apr
18
Thu
One Book One Community: Freedom By Any Means Tour @ National Black Doll Museum
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
May
4
Sat
Doll Appraisal & Sale @ National Black Doll Museum
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Appraisal & Sale Day

Is there doll that was given to you as a family heirloom or  one  that you want  more information about?  Executive Director of the National Black Doll Museum Debra Britt and doll  appraiser Joyce Stamps  will be at the  Museum  to verbally appraise your hidden treasures.

On Saturday morning  the public is invited to participate in a doll sale and   appraisal..  Each person  can  meet individually with an appraiser for a  10 minute verbal appraisal session  and possible consignment of their items. While participants wait there will be opportunity  to walk through the Museum and purchase dolls from doll artist and vendors. 

Each 10 minute session is $ 20.00 and limited to one item  additional items require an additional fee & session .

All proceeds support the Museum’s education programming fund

 

May
5
Sun
What’s it Worth ? Doll E Tea @ National Black Doll Museum
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

What’s it Worth?
$30 per person or $50 per couple
Admission includes the appraisal of one item per person or per couple
Pre-registration required online
Space is limited
On Sunday afternoon guests can enjoy a “What’s it Worth?” event starting with a tea reception from 12:30-2:00PM. Browse through the National Black Doll Museum with curators and expert appraisers Deb Britt and Joyce Stamps and learn about a number of pieces in the museum’s collection. From 2:00-4:00 the group will gather in the main gallery to enjoy a presentation where the appraisers will provide information and estimated values on the objects that guests have brought to the event.   Opportunity to purchase  selected one of a kind must have collector pieces.