WASHINGTON - The National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll & Collectible Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 2011 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This is the 27th year for this show in the Greater Washington, DC area. Show hours are Saturday, 10 am - 7 pm, and Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm.
The purpose of the show is to provide an environment where the public can be educated on the African American experience, and where they can purchase desirable pieces of black memorabilia, art and dolls. There will be many vendors from across the United States with black memorabilia, fine art, dolls and collectibles for sale including historical artifacts and documents, books, stamps, paintings, prints, textiles, autographs, toys, advertisements, photos, political and civil rights memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, coins, posters, sports and entertainment memorabilia, postcards and much more.
Attendees will be able to purchase original art and meet the artist. Educational exhibits include slavery artifacts, Jim Crow memorabilia, the Buffalo Soldiers, Negro League Baseball, Marcus Garvey, Black Panther Party, Tuskegee Airmen, Malcolm X, George Washington Carver, Dorothy Dandridge memorabilia and more.
There will be autograph sessions with Negro League Baseball Players and Jim Kelly, movie actor and former Karate Champion. This is the largest black memorabilia, art, doll and collectible show in the country, and it attracts major vendors and collectors alike.
There will be plenty of good food and free parking. The show is indoors and will be held rain or shine.