Spring is in the air

We are excited May2013 028 that we will be back in the museum beginning May 3rd

Tuesday- Saturdays 12-5PM , Sunday /Mondays & evenings by appointment. We are featuring “Running North” the underground railroad exhibit through August .  It is exciting , interactive and educational. Our  new tour packages have the option to  include doll / mask making & lunch.   There is plenty of off-street parking or enjoy the convenience of the commuter rail .

More Than Dolls


Today as we Welcome The National Association of Black Journalist to Boston  we have opened the doors to our resource library to take a look at some of the magazines , books  and companies. There is quite an impressive selection with some interesting articles.  In 1956  Ebony was just 35 cents. Ebony debuted  in 1945 . In 1968 Essence Communications was founded and they published the first Essence Magazine for Black Women in May of 1970.

In 2005 Essence  the leading magazine for women of Color was sold to time . Essence is no longer owned by a African American Corporation.

Summer Reflections

So, we are half way through the New England summer, it’s been slow for us at the museum. We are still transitioning from a travelling institution to one of brick & mortar. I wonder how we found ourselves setting up shop in Mansfield. I walk in faith and that is the short explanation. Now , work it out.  This month Boston will welcome the National Association of Black Journalist to the Hynes as well as the New England Conference of Delta’s. This is an opportunity for us to network and spread the word as bout our existence. We will be on Boylston street  passing out our flyers and rack cards as well as making sure that they are in the preferred hotels. We’re offering discount to attendees and their families. We have an exhibit in our entrance featuring Blacks in Journalism and our gift shop and fashion room will be dressed in the Red & white for the sorrors.

We have been diligently working on our fall schedule so make sure to check that out. We will add in  advance ticket purchases some of the guest speakers are AMAZING sure to be a big draw!!!  We are still trying to get the online store operating. We’re getting there. so this is our new blog

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Doll Identification

The museum literally receive hundreds of phone calls and emails weekly requesting assistance  in identifying a black doll.  Due to those numerous request we will now offer to you  this  service for a minimal fee. Although the museum is unable by law to provide you with an appraisal we will conduct the research and  provide you with  written documentation of our findings. This will aid in your meeting with a licensed appraiser. For more information and our  fee, Please contact us;

National Black Doll Museum
288 N. Main Sreet
Mansfield, Ma 02048
or dolledazeproject@aol.com
or phone# 774-284-4729

Volunteer/ Living History Presenters

Volunteer/ Living History Presenters

Principle Activities:

Bring history to life creating new pieces or using pre-scripted pieces, historical re-enactments, and stage management skills. Any level of experience is welcome. Performances are scheduled for the Museum’s peak times, mainly Wednesday evenings and weekend days.