JOURNEYS IN EDUCATION INC

Rating: 4.81 stars   204 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 26 Main St Peterborough NH 03458 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Speaking to others who have enjoyed the museum

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

increase it's profile nationally as a protoype.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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

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

What I learn about other cultures in cluding my own.

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

Have more performances with ticket sold ahead.

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Rating: 5 stars  

"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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I live in Boston. Whenever I am in Hancock I make a special trip to the museum.

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

none

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

...so many ways. It's always a pleasure to see school children visiting the museum. I've attended everything from drumming demonstrations and costume collection fashion shows, to talks and forums. I am friends with members of the museum staff and purchase gifts there when I can.

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

...publicize it more widely; increase its financial resources in order to ease the burden of expanding programs, exhibitions, and events.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

My visits

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

Add food stalls to the menu of experiences (when funding allows).

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

The enthusiasm at the presentations done by the Mariposa at my father's assisted living home.

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

Find ways to have more local residents bring visiting friends an relatives to the museum.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Peterborough, New Hampshire

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

help encourage all people involved in this worthy project (especially Dave and Lina) continue to educate people about various cultures and arts of this world we live in.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The need to educate and share knowledge and helpful information and to help other people view the world in a better light.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

To help a worthy cause and encourage friends to continue what they have started.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Please see my comment above.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

After 9/11 my parents bought my husband and me the Peace Brick in Arabic that is outside the front door of the museum. It helped my husband to know that not everyone was against him because of his faith or country of origin. We visit our brick often!

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

I hope that Mariposa continues to grow. I would like to see them continue to educate others about the world. I feel that many people in the U.S. do not learn enough about other countries and cultures and therefore do not understand a lot of very important issues that are going on today.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Peterborough, NH and the Monadnock Region of NH

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

More visibility in Keene, NH

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