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May 2018

Irish Singer/Storyteller Helena Byrne: The Pursuit of Happiness Tour

Friday, May 11 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Free – $15

Irish singer and storyteller Helena Byrne returns to the U.S. following the release of her third studio album ‘Tóraíocht Shonais’ (Pursuit of Happiness). Helena delves into the music, superstitions & folklore of Ireland alongside incredible stories of Irish emigration through the ages: the Great Famine, traveling on the Titanic, the Irish in the Wild West, JFK's visit to Ireland & much more. Join Helena on this journey through the Irish experience of emigration to the New World; the excitement, the…

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Modal Music from Crete with Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma

Friday, May 18 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$15 – $20

Greece-based Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma will play a special concert at the Mariposa, performing as a quartet with musicians Tev Stevig and Michael K. Harrist of Çeşni Trio. Daly and Thoma are masters of the Mediterranean lyra, a bowed fiddle with more than a dozen sympathetic strings. Their modal music (music based on tones rather than scales) transcends borders, weaving together traditional sounds from a region stretching from West Africa to western China. Daly has spent his life exploring…

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June 2018

Improvisational Quilting Workshop with Ed Johnetta Miller

Saturday, June 2 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$125

Join renowned quilt artist Ed Johnetta Miller for a daylong workshop on improvisational quilting at the Mariposa Improvisational piecing is one of the most popular techniques used by contemporary quilt artists. Improv resembles crazy quilting of the 1800s - piecing together different fabrics, in different directions, without a pattern - sometimes overlapping or using embellishments like embroidery, found objects, or drawing on fabric. As in the story quilt tradition, improvised quilts often have a theme or topic. In this workshop,…

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Four Youth Ages 10 and Up: Storytelling Collage Workshop with Ayisha Miller

Saturday, June 2 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
$20 – $30

Join Ayisha Miller (multimedia collage artist, youth arts teacher, and daughter of renowned quilt artist Ed Johnetta Miller) in a workshop creating multimedia quilt cards and other textile objects. Students will work with ethnic paper, beads, fabrics, buttons, ribbons and so much more to design a one-of-a-kind collage. Students are encouraged to bring photos to incorporate into their collages. They will also make improvisational pieced note cards made out of recycled magazines. About Ayisha Miller Ayisha Miller is a teacher…

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Final Competition at ConVal: Youth Empowered through Service (YES) Program

Thursday, June 7 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ConVal High School Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458 United States

Cheer on the finalist student teams in the Youth Empowered through Service (YES) competition. Throughout the year, students have researched and engaged with a non-profit organization of their choice, presenting findings to classmates. These finalists, deemed by their peers and teachers to have made the most compelling presentations, now compete for a $3,000 Mariposa grant for their organization/cause. Admission is free, and all are welcome at this event, part of ConVal's Celebration of Learning night. Thanks to YES sponsors C&S…

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The Thing in the Spring Concert: Lonnie Holley, Mal Devisa, Shahzad Ismaily, Arch Cape, Guy Capecelatro III, Fjordoey, and Sierra D’Amours

Saturday, June 9 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Legend Lonnie Holley, Mal Devisa, Shahzad Ismaily, Arch Cape, Guy Capecelatro III, Fjordoey, and Sierra D'Amours in this show hosted at the Mariposa as part of The Thing in the Spring, the annual festival of diverse and creative music and arts put on in Peterborough by The Glass Museum. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, or $50 weekend pass through: www.thethinginthespring.com/tickets Please Note: The Museum exhibit will be closed for this event.

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Long Night’s Journey Into Day – Film with Discussion

Monday, June 18 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peterborough Community Theatre, 6 School Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

At Peterborough Community Theatre The Mariposa will host a screening of Long Night’s Journey Into Day at the Peterborough Community Theatre, with short discussion led by the Rev. Jamie Hamilton of All Saints’ Church to follow. This 90-minute film provides an inside look at South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) – one of the most comprehensive attempts to foster dialogue and healing following systemic and state-sponsored racial violence – through four cases heard by the Commission, including the only…

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Sindiso Mnisi Weeks: Access to Justice and Human Security: Cultural Contradictions in Rural South Africa

Thursday, June 21 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Free – $10

For rural South Africans, the most feasible access to justice lies in traditional mechanisms. These mechanisms are associated with restorative justice, reconciliation, and harmony. Yet historical conditions and contemporary pressures have strained these mechanisms' ability to deliver these high ideals. Sharing research from her new book, NH resident and UMass/Boston Assistant Professor Sindiso Mnisi Weeks explores how human insecurity, low cooperation between traditional and state authorities, and profoundly gendered social relations and distrust create an environment in which violence is…

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“Talking About Race” Workshop at Peterborough Town Library

Monday, June 25 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peterborough Town Library, 2 Concord St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

This event is organized and hosted by the Peterborough Town Library On Monday, June 25th at 7pm, the community is invited to the Peterborough Town Library to participate in a workshop entitled, "Talking about Race: Staying Curious, Moving Forward and Being Part of the Solution." The evening is designed to encourage an open and thoughtful conversation on race and how as a community we can learn to appreciate and understand experiences and perspectives different from our own. At the center…

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July 2018

NEW EXHIBIT OPENING: The Big Book: Pages for Peace

Wednesday, July 11
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

The Biggest Book in the World about Peace – Inspiring a New Generation of Peacemakers On Exhibit at the Mariposa - Opening July 11, 2018 July 11-Dec. 31, 2018 The Mariposa is excited to bring the Big Book: Pages for Peace to the Monadnock Region starting July 11! The product of twelve years of work by members of a middle school writers’ club in Groton, MA, this project was born from the simple conviction that young people CAN make a…

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