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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

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last year I was fortunate to be able to pay a visit to the Mariposa Museum and participate in some of its wonderful activities. As part of a series on Peoples of the North, I was introduced to traditional Scottish songs sung while “waulking” (softening and cleansing) wool, and enjoyed a folk dancing session in which I used muscles and other body parts I hadn’t exercised for a while. These programs as well as meandering through the interesting exhibits gave me a sense of connection with those who live in other countries and the diverse communities to which they belong.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am attracted to this special spot in town on any rainy, cold and windy, or sweltering day for it's entertainment and break from the every day life. There is always something new to learn, see and touch. There is always something here for every age. It is an asset to this community.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a delightful place to find in such a quaint New England town! It was an honor for our dance group to be invited by David Blair & Lina Hervas of the Mariposa Museum. It offered us a chance to share our culture through dance, music and costumes to a very appreciative community. Likewise, it was a learning experience for our members most especially our young dancers. They truly appreciated what they learned from the exhibits and delighted at how the museum offered so many 'hand's on' exhibits. I've told friends to go visit the museum whenever they're up in NH.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having grown up in the Philippines (Quezon City and Isabela in particular), stepping into Mariposa Museum is like stepping into the wonderful childhood I had left behind!

My family (husband and three children) and I came to the Mariposa Museum the evening that they had the celebration of the People Power Revolution. I was in college when People Power happened. It brought back many vivid memories. My anticipation was that of a formal and serious event. But the museum itself was very refreshing. The lay out as well as the items on exhibit catered to my inner child. Our own children were thrilled to see some of the items that they had seen in Manila as well as things that they learn about at Boston's Iskwelahang Pilipino.

The reception immediately after the People Power presentation was very up close and personal. Truly a global experience with everyone sharing thoughts and ideas. The Filipino food of course, was sumptuous!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I know the owners of Mariposa Museum personally. They have been my mentors when in comes to teaching and training. Their passion for teaching is reflected on Mariposa. I would say the museum aside from providing information and opening minds about other countries, it mainly promotes appreciation of different cultures which is very essential to young minds.

Keep up the wonderful work Lina and David!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My toddler LOVED being able to explore all of the instruments... what a memorable hands-on experience for her! And I, for one, loved all the intricate and colorful costumes... if only such beautiful ensembles were available at the local mall.

Review from Guidestar