JOURNEYS IN EDUCATION INC

Rating: 4.81 stars   204 reviews

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Location: 26 Main St Peterborough NH 03458 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

The light of the Mariposa Museum shines brightly in the northern New England town of Peterborough. A very special place for the town and surrounding communities, it offers not only a hands-on-cultural experience for children and adults, but also a beautiful and intimate performance space for dance and music. Through the Mariposa’s collections, special exhibits and events, people are truly exposed to the wonderful diversity of the world. Information about the many scheduled activities and events at the Museum are easily accessible on its up-to-date and very navigable website. The Museum is a true asset to rural New England.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by being enlightened and entertained. By providing a wonderful cultural space for a diverse range of activities, the museum adds to the value of that experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hope that they could expand their outreach to more schools. The experience they have to offer is so valuable in this age of globalization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

from friends

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

Mariposa Museum offers exposure to world cultures for children and adults alike in an intimate and fun way. Live performances and unique exhibits bring education and entertainment to a rural community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have attended many exhibits and live performances. I have also introduced several young children to the organization and they have loved it.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing comes to mind. However this review is for the 'contest' that ends today but that field is no longer available above.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

We were impressed by the international flavor of Mariposa Museum when we visited. It is similar in some respects to the high caliber of the Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Washington DC.
It has information for all age groups.
It is handicap accessible.

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Our 13-year old son, a bi-ethnic child enjoyed the "hands on" exhibits. Our entire family especially appreciated the musical instruments from various countries, including Russia and Asian countries.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enlarge the museum to allow more international exhibits. Promote the museum to ethnic organizations in order to encourage bus tour groups to visit.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have visited the museum on numerous organizations and have been blown away by the breadth and depth of the collections. Furthermore, the museum make the collections come alive by delivering programs that draw on each of the exhibits.
After every visit we walk out of the museum having learned something new.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through personal contact with David and Lina and visits to the museum.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would integrate computer simulations into the museum exhibits as well as developing an online museum experience.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I recently attended the Mariposa for a story-telling evening. It was both metaphorically and literally a warm hour out of the winter cold, listening to Dylan Thomas' Christmas story in Wales, followed by warm cider and cookies. Regardless of event, perhaps the most appealing thing about the Mariposa is the warmth provided by the physical nature of the building. Upon entering, one is surrounded by the pleasing tones, colors, and textures of the myriad cultural artefacts and objects on display. And the staff are uncommonly warm.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending a public program

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not applicable

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Mariposa Museum is a haven where one gets to learn something about different countries and their unique culture. It's a one-stop museum that has cultural history from all over the world. As the name implies --- MARIPOSA --- which means "butterfly" --- the museum is in itself a symbol of a beautiful transformation...and that's what one will feel and experience upon visiting the place.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

giving me recent updates as to what activities are being done. A few months back, I was even asked by the owner's wife to buy some coffee table books and had them all shipped from the Philippines to USA. Somehow, I'm glad that I was able to contribute in acquiring artifacts and books for the museum.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand more on the materials and artifacts found in the museum.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is very pleasant to see a museum that portrays the culture diversity of a sister nation. This is a much needed topic to those that fought along the sides of the American people during world war 2 after December 7th. Very happy to see the credit given to our sister nation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By learning more about the "People Power" and see how this is now happening in the Middle East today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Advertise the site more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff at the Mariposa are committed, passionate, imaginative and informed. I have worked as a volunteer on one program and attended many others -- each time impressed with the quality of information presented, enthusiasm of volunteers, and number of people attending the events. The Mariposa brings the world and a diversity of cultures to an otherwise very homogenous region and provides a very important educational and enjoyable sevice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own life through attending events and learning about different cultures and their customs. Most recently I attended two holiday events: a festival of lights (celebrations from around the world) and a reading of "A Christmas Memory" and "A Child's Christmas in Wales." Both events were extremely well attended and very interesting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

explore improved ways to display their wonderful collections

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Rating: 5 stars  

It provides a unique venue of genuine concern to preserve not only the cultures of people around the world, but most all as expression of continuing passion for life and, living to be fully human, fully alive. Likewise, it reflects an embodiment of really creative and magnificent educators not only as teachers of artifacts and rare collections but most of all, of life and experience having enjoyed opportunity to share to others such valuable memories.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Supporting to the needs of others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more comparison with other venues in promoting culture and change.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Though I have not visited Mariposa Museum personally but I know for a fact that the museum does not only display artifacts from countries all over the world but it opens to varied activites like art exhibits of artists from other countries( recently from the Philippines), folk dances from other countries and other cultural presentations. These I know as I receive brochures of activities at Mariposa Museum through the mail. These rich cultural activities can help educate the people visiting the museum

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the varied activities that they have per the brochures that I received every now and then.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would continue presenting arts and cultures of other countries to allow people visiting the museum experience first hand what other countries have in terms of arts,culture and humanities.

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