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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

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

It is said you can never really know another human being until you have walked in his or her shoes. The Mariposa Museum, unlike most others, gives children and adults that exact opportunity by providing its wonderful 'hands on', interactive experience with the clothes, musical instruments, tools, sacred objects and more that leave one truly touched by another culture and time. What a rich and unforgetable way to teach history and encourage tolerance and curiosity.

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Donor

Rating: 4

The Mariposa is an essential part of the town and of the region. It brings the World to the Monadnock region.

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Donor

Rating: 5

"An amazing collection celebrating diversity and beauty. The museum has programs of interest for all ages. Well worth visiting and supporting.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The vision and values of this elegant, charming museum echo those of the community. The Mariposa Museum mission to bring the world to New England's doorstep by providing extraordinary programs and celebrations of world cultures is of huge benefit to children and adults alike. Peterborough would not be nearly as unique and special as it is, were it not for this organization.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

A visit to the Mariposa Museum reveals a cross section of the world via an impressive array of thoughtfully collected and lovingly maintained artifacts from near and afar. Stimulates the heart and mind with something for every member of the family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Maripose not only resorted an historic church which was about to be demolished but brought to the community a beuatifully crafted building. When entering I immediately feels a sense of calm. The displays and artifacts a tranport me and my grandchildren to distant lands. They visit each time they travel here from Seattle.

The Maripose offer many programs and entertainment to the public and schools at little or no cost. They reach out to all ages and bring their programs and artifacts to assited living homes in the community. All this done impeccably.

The most memorable events for me have been the visits by the Tibetan Monks who worked on their masterpieces at the museum and could be seen walking through the town.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Mariposa brings to life and close to home arts and modern and ancient culture of the world. It is like a window to people's soul and a glimpse to other people's world.

Once one enters the building, it is like stepping into a completely different world. It is welcoming and cozy. Arts and artifacts artistically blend together, the information are very educational and informative - it touches the enriching imagination of both young and old and the staff are very warm and knowledgeable.

The not so expensive (sometimes free) performances, concerts, exhibits, and lectures are inspiring and edifying to the soul. This is learning is all about - having real fun as well!

My husband and I have visited a number of museums, Mariposa has by far the most inexpensive yet very enriching way of educating the mind and enriching the soul.

Once out of the building, one has a better view and understanding of the different peoples and cultures. The seed has also been planted in ones heart and mind the hunger and desire to learn more, live better, and share the best.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Mariposa Museum is warm, inviting, colorful, and filled with interesting items from around the world. I am from Hancock and my husband is from Morocco. Before our wedding we took his family to Mariposa and David was able to give them a tour in French. They were thrilled! Mariposa is a wonderful example of how cultures and people can come together and learn from each other.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Mariposa Museum does a wonderful job of "transporting" visitors of all ages to places far beyond where it is located, to introduce cultures and countries around the world. The museum is tactile, colorful and wonderful. It serves schools around the region in a way that no other local nonprofit does...and it's easier to reach (and thus more afforable) than institutions in Boston or other cities. Of note is the museum's free offerings -- which are regular and plentiful -- that open exhibits, concerts, lectures and performances to all. The Mariposa certainly builds bridges, and creates opportunities for global understanding in a very special way.

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