Friday, May 18, 2018

Philadelphia Doll Museum with Barbara Whiteman

Philadelphia Doll Museum from Temple Contemporary on Vimeo.


Barbara Whiteman is the founder and curator of the Philadelphia Doll Museum which is located at 2253 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The museum was founded in 1988.   Annually each Memorial Day weekend Ms. Whiteman hosted the Philadelphia Black Doll Show and Sale.  The final show was held in 2012.

Read more about the Philadelphia Doll Museum, its mission, and the services offered at their new website, which appears to still be under construction.


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12 comments:

  1. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing Debbie!!! I saw a couple of dolls that I really wanted, & some that I already have :)
    XOXOXOOXO
    Cathy

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    1. You're welcome, Cathy! The museum has a wonderful collection of black dolls.
      There are several there that I'd love to own, too.

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  2. Thanks for sharing this video, DBG! I am glad to see the Museum is still open.

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  3. Is the museum still in operation. I would like to set up a tour for a group of Athens Ga. middle and high school students. I haven't been able to get in touch with anyone so far. Thanks -- Sally coenen53@gmail.com

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    1. As far as I know, the museum is still open. I will forward your comment to Ms. Whiteman and hope that she or someone from the museum contacts you. I am sure the students would love a tour of the museum.

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  4. Good morning! I've been trying to get in contact with the museum. I am a Collections Manager for New Mexico Historic Sites and have come across a doll that is a mystery to us and am looking for all the info I can get. I saw this museum listed and when I called the number I got a message saying it was out of service. Do you know of another number or email that can be used to contact someone?

    Thank you!!
    Ivana

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    1. Do you have a picture of the doll? If so, reply to me through the contact form on the right sidebar of the home page of this blog.

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    2. Thank you! I'll be sending an email.

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    3. I either want to sell my complete collection of black dolls and memorabilia or donate it all to the museum. I am 82 not in good health and my children dont want the dolls etc. I dont wa,t them to go in the trash. Eex: I have a signed M.C Hammmer in original box.

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    4. If there are museums in your area, contact the museums to see if there is any interest in your dolls. Is M. C. Hammer the only Black/African American doll that you own?

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