The Sharon J. Frazier and Linwood M. Smith
Dollhouse Collection (Courtesy Photo)

The Alexandria Black History Museum is pleased to host the third exhibition of their very popular 2008 show of African American dollhouses by Sharon J. Frazier and Linwood M. Smith. Twenty six beautiful miniature buildings with furnished rooms comprise the exhibition and remind the viewers of the forgotten businesses and people important to Alexandria’s vitality and development. The exhibition also provides a look at African American culture and the important institutions that made African American families strong – family, church, and school.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Museum is open Tuesday- Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. A special reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, June 30, from 2:00 until 4:00 pm. To RSVP for the reception, please call 703.746.4356.

Sharon J. Frazier and Linwood M. Smith are both lifelong residents of Alexandria, Virginia. Their memories of the people and businesses they grew up with inspire the vision of Alexandria’s Parker-Gray district that you see in the current exhibition.

This year there are several new creations: Linwood’s Boyhood Home, Tops of Old Town Hat Shop, and the Baltimore Radio Repair Shop. The new buildings highlight forgotten, endangered, and repurposed buildings that make up the fondly remembered fabric of Alexandria’s African American community.

June 30
Reception with the artists
2:00 until 4:00 pm.
RSVP for the reception,  703.746.4356

The Alexandria Black History Museum
902 Wythe Street 
 Alexandria, Virginia 22314