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Local Look Mariposa history video
Celebrate World Cultures
On View: Sharing Sacred Ground: Weaving Memory and Change in the Americas
Feb. 7 - May 31, 2014. Last in our four-part series on Sacred Geography
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Free Professional Development Workshops explore immigration through playback theatre, immigration in literature
Dreaming Again to tour schools again in fall 2014. Book now!
West African Drumming in schools and at Mariposa!
Mariachis, Margaritas and Mariposa—Spring Fundraiser
Raffle To Benefit the Mariposa Museum
A Week in Provence
St. Roman de Malegarde
Tickets $5 each; 6 for $25
Performances and Events:
One of the featured exhibits The Latin American Tapestries of Mary K. Merrill captures scenes of Latin America and embodies Merrill’s knowledge and love of its landscapes and archeology. Sharing the space in the third-floor gallery is the breathtaking photography of Joe Coca, “Faces of Tradition: Weaving Elders of the Andes.” Exemplifying the textile traditions of one of our Native American cultures is the exhibit “Two Grey Hills: Navajo Weavings from the Teller Collection.” Barbara Teller Ornelas and her sister Lynda Teller Pete, fifth generation Navajo weavers, have shared examples of their families Two Grey Hills weaving. Occupying the walls along the stairs are the original drawings of Angel Callanaupa Alvarez that are featured in the book, “Beyond the Stones of Machu Picchu: Folk Tales and Stories of Inca Life” which was a collaboration with Vermont author Elizabeth Conrad VanBuskirk.

Using examples, Gerry Biron will examine the historical context and currents that contributed to the emergence of "Souvenir" beadwork produced in the 19th century by the Northeast woodland tribes including the Iroquois and Wabanaki. Free thanks to a generous grant from NH Humanities Council.

Lakota culturalist Jhon Duane Goes in Center will offer a retrospective look at the way the ancient Lakota people saw their world and struck a relationship with creation. Reflecting on a time when “a reality existed in which Native people lived in a state of equilibrium with their environment,” Goes in Center will share stories and history that tell how the Lakota Oyate Nation relate to their ancestral homeland. Reception 6-7pm, KidCraft 5-6pm Spring Flowers. All events free and open to the public.

Tapestry! Such beautiful pictorial art--all made of tiny fibers of colorful yarn! It looks so difficult, and the intricacy in creating a representational work of art can be extremely complex, but the basic concept is easy. Learn how tapestry weaving is done, from historical masterpieces to Mary Merrill's spectacular exhibit at the Mariposa and enjoy a “hands-on” experience in tapestry weaving. Admission $5, Members Free.

Armstrong and Aichele combine hauntingly beautiful music with imaginative and inspired theatre to tell the tales of many cultures. Admission: Adult $10, Child $7; Member child $5..

Museum/Gift Shop Open: Wednesday - Sunday - 11am-5pm
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