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Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Performing Arts

Mission: The mariposa museum and world culture center fosters peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries through compelling exhibits, performances and programs, and educational partnerships that reach people of all ages across nh and the greater new england area.

Programs: The mariposa museum and world culture center fosters peace, global awareness, and understanding across cultural boundaries through compelling exhibits, performances and programs, and educational partnerships that reach people of all ages across nh and the greater new england area.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

i usually work in the mariposa on saturdays. frequently children bring their parents in because they've enjoyed their experience in the 'please
touch' museum. visitors to town who 'happen' upon us are very impressed to find such a special place for themselves, for their children and grandchildren.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mother founded the Mariposa Museum as a way to promote world peace, on the principle that educating children about other cultures is the best insurance for a peaceful future. A child who has dressed in a Vietnamese costume, played an African drum or become fascinated by an Indian puppet will feel a sense of connection whenever he or she hears about these places. More importantly, such children will always see the people of these countries as human beings like themselves -- and dehumanization of one's "enemy" is a prerequisite of warfare. What better way, then, to promote global citizenship, volunteerism and a respect for the many cultures that share our world, than by giving children this wonderful place to learn and play? Not everyone can afford the luxury of foreign travel -- but a visit to the Mariposa is the next best thing.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Mariposa Museum brings "the world" to the Monadnock region and beyond. The ever-changing focus on different regions of the world provide a wonderful education to children and adults. The "hands-on" experience to the clothing, musical instruments, books, games, puzzles and displays from around the world greatly enhance children's school learning. The music, signing and dancing talent periodically brought to the Museum is wonderful!
The talent, skill, dedication and helpfulness that David Blair, Terry Reeves, Mose Olemik and the entire staff bring to the Mariposa Museum are a gift to so many in the community and beyond.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been to the Mariposa Museum, and I had a GREAT experience!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been going to the Mariposa for what seems like forever. When I was in middle school, one of the required activities for all students was to do community service hours. I didn't want to do the "traditional" clean-up trash, help the elderly, etc... I wanted to do something different and out of the ordinary. So, I asked the Mariposa Museum if there was anything they needed help with, that I could volunteer for. The very next day I was in the Mariposa folding 100 paper cranes. It was a fun way to start off my experience. My volunteer duties soon changed from just folding paper cranes, to folding butterflies, teaching children a craft, helping around the museum, overall, just being a good volunteer. The Mariposa has helped me grow in more ways than one, and I see it change people. Watching how the children and adults go through the museum, and look at all of the beautiful wonders, it really can change a person.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an 80 year old former farm girl from Indiana and have somehow not had much time in my life to learn about other countries and cultures. Right here in my own town, I can see artifacts from hundreds of other cultures and attend programs that focus on customs, music, dancing and art. The Mariposa is the best.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Mariposa Museum for many years now although I haven't visited it yet. We have received regular updates about the Museum through emails and through conversations with the directors so I am aware of some of the activities there. I am impressed with what Mariposa Museum is doing. As a teacher, I would have liked to have a first hand experience with the learning activities implemented in the museum. I am sure tha it is informative, interactive and fun. I believe that Mariposa Museum is a special museum which shares the culture of many nations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hands-on museum in Peterborough NH encourages children and adults to explore and engage with the history of all cultures. Quarterly culture change keeps the content fresh and increases exposure to other peoples and their ways of life. Frequent events to stimulate young and old, from crafts for children through Native American drumming, musicians and storytelling from Ghana and around the world, to gourmet catering and Scottish Whiskey tasting. Exceptionally friendly people and a warm inviting space round out this unique world journey.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I seldom get to Peterborough, but when I go I'm always attracted to the Mariposa. Like any good museum it's totally absorbing, and unlike many museums there is a lot to touch and pick up. It's a small space put to very good use with top notch exhibits.

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