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November 2018

Destination Raffle for Spring 2019

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
$5 – $25

Island Getaway to Martha's Vineyard! Buy your raffle tickets here online or at the Museum for a relaxing weekend getaway to Martha's Vineyard in the spring! Two weekend stays are offered in this destination raffle: March 22-25 and April 26-29. Getting in on this destination raffle is a great way to support the Mariposa's mission and have a chance at an island adventure to look forward to at the end of another New England winter! Drawing to be held in…

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December 2018

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit

Saturday, December 1, 2018 | 11:00 am - Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

Did you know that the first known recipe for gingerbread traces all the way back to Ancient Greece (around 2400 BC)? It's true! It turns out the story of how gingerbread and gingerbread houses came to be is "spiced up" with a healthy measure of interesting history, cross-cultural exchange, and the contributions of immigrants. (Read more from PBS.org here.) The Mariposa is commemorating the vital role that food and cooking play in culture and in bringing people together with our…

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World Craft Market

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 11:00 am - Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

Artisans from all over the world will offer their work for sale at the Mariposa and Cultural Cocoon (next door at 32 Main Street) at this three day holiday market. Come to the World Craft Market to find one-of-a-kind handmade crafts from around Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The market will be open 11am-7pm on Friday, December 7 and Saturday December 8, and 11am-4pm on Sunday, December 9.

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The Journey of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper

Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

Scott Hecker will share with us this inspiring story of a project involving 500 children from 8 countries (Russia, Republic of Korea, Japan, mainland China, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Bangladesh) who worked together to produce an animated film about this highly endangered bird. Through their efforts and those of scientists cooperating across borders, the spoon-billed sandpiper has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Scott will show us the film and describe the scientific effort to save this small…

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Quilt Raffle

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
$5 – $25

Along with our Spring 2019 Destination Raffle, the Mariposa is also raffling two beautiful quilts. Photos of the quilts are below. Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. Spider Web Pattern Quilt This quilt is sewn in the Spider Web pattern. The colors are rusty reds, golds and browns on a beige background. (55" x 65") Quilt from China A colorful quilt made in China. There are dragons, pandas, and frogs on one side and colorful insects and bugs…

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January 2019

AT HARRIS CENTER: Groundbreaking Conservation in Eastern Nepal

Saturday, January 26 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Harris Center for Conservation Education, 83 Kings Hwy
Hancock,NH03449United States

This event will take place at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock (83 Kings Highway, Hancock, NH) Event listing on Harris Center website Event listing on Harris Center Facebook page From our friends Scott Hecker and the Harris Center for Conservation Education: Come meet Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista, the leaders of one of the most ambitious conservation projects in the world. Three years ago, this young couple founded KTK-BELT to establish a 250-km biodiversity corridor of protected…

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February 2019

Fabien Truong: “Radicalized Loyalties: Becoming Muslim in the West”

Friday, February 8 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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Fabien Truong is a French sociologist, university professor, and author of a book which came out in Europe last year and is just now being released in the U.S. "Radicalized Loyalties: Becoming Muslim in the West" describes Fabien's work with a group of young Muslims in a Paris suburb just prior to the Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket shootings in January 2015. A shadowy acquaintance of this group is Amedy Coulibaly, the French Malian who carried out the supermarket attack…

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Climate Change: Finding Hope through Action

Friday, February 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

Climate Change: Finding Hope through Action A Moderated Discussion with Local and Global Experts The Mariposa Museum will host a moderated panel discussion about climate change and the steps being taken to address it with local and global experts on Friday, February 15 at 7pm. In this special program, writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson will moderate a conversation between guest panelists Dori Drachman and Bob Winterbottom. Bateson has spoken and written on many subjects, among them climate disruption,…

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March 2019

Border Awareness Experience in El Paso

Thursday, March 14 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

Marjorie Margolis will lead a conversation at Mariposa about her recent volunteer experience with Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border. Marjorie, a retired teacher, spent time at Annunciation House with migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. Annunciation House has provided support to migrant, homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border since its founding in 1978. Annunciation House developed the Border Awareness Experience (BAE) in the early 1990s to facilitate face-to-face encounters between participants and people and…

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Windows on the World: Iran with Joyce and Don Healy

Friday, March 22 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

What is it like for Americans in Iran today? Joyce and Don Healy traveled there for three weeks last spring, including the day the President announced that the U.S. was pulling out of the Iran nuclear treaty. Come hear about and see photos of Joyce and Don's experiences on this trip. Admission: Free for Mariposa members, regular admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors) for others.

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