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December 2019

Support the Mariposa for Giving Tuesday 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Mariposa is participating in Giving Tuesday 2019, a global day of giving to nonprofits that make a difference in local communities around the world. Thanks to generous matching pledges from our board members and other donors, the first $2,000 in gifts to the Mariposa for Giving Tuesday will have double the impact! If you give $50, it becomes $100... if you give $250, it becomes $500... or give $500 and it becomes $1,000! Will you help us double down…

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Museum Closed for Private Function

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mariposa will close at 3pm on Wednesday, December 4th for a private function.

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Monadnock Writers’ Group Reading of The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

The Monadnock Writers' Group and the Mariposa Museum invite the public to attend an evening of short readings from The Mud Chronicles: A New England Anthology on Wednesday, December 4th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The Mud Chronicles includes works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and images of New England from writers who have a strong connection to the region. These works reveal the transitional essence of our “fifth season” in both physical and emotional landscapes. Come and hear local writers reveal…

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First Friday at Mariposa

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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For First Friday in December, the museum and gift shop will be open until 7pm. Come on in for unique handmade gifts, cards, and stocking stuffers made by artisans from around the world. And, for one night only, museum visitors will get free admission to see Democracy in Action and our other current exhibits!

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Melodies on the Eastern Wind: An Evening of Traditional Ottoman and Turkish Music

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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$10 – $20

Boston based musicians Ceren Türkmenoğlu, Michael K. Harrist and George Lernis will present a concert of Ottoman and Turkish music at the Mariposa in Peterborough at 7pm on Saturday, December 7. Highlighting the cosmopolitan nature of Istanbul and other urban centers of the Ottoman world, the ensemble will present a wide range of repertoire spanning five centuries that features pieces by composers of Turkish, Polish, Greek and Moldavian origin. The performance will feature instruments such as rebab, yaylı tanbur, bendir,…

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Le Marché de Noël Preview Party

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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Meet the artists and take a first look at fine handcrafted art from around the world in this annual event presented by the Mariposa and our next-door friends at Cultural Cocoon. The preview party comes ahead of the two-day market event on December 12 and 13.

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Le Marché de Noël – A World Art Market

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 11:00 am - Friday, December 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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In collaboration with Cultural Cocoon Mariposa and Cultural Cocoon host artists and fine handcrafted art from around the world in this annual Monadnock Region holiday market. The market will be open 11am to 7pm on December 12 and 13 (following the preview party on December 11 from 5pm to 7pm).

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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: Learning from Death

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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January 2020

EXHIBIT EXTENDED: Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress

Thursday, January 2 - Tuesday, January 21
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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On Exhibit at Mariposa in Peterborough - Extended Through January 21, 2020 The ancient Japanese stencil-dyeing art of katazome meets present day politics in this extraordinary exhibit by textile artist Cheryl Lawrence. All 131 women serving in the 116th U.S. Congress -- the largest representation of women in any U.S. Congress -- are honored with portraits created on prayer flags crafted by Lawrence and 19 other women from her community on Whidbey Island, Washington. The artist writes: "My recently completed…

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Peterborough Players Downtown for First Friday

Friday, January 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Peterborough Players' popular Players Downtown for First Friday series continues at the Mariposa! Join us for a behind the curtain look at the preparations for the Players' January production of "Always... Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley. The Players production, featuring Bridget Beirne and Lisa Bostnar and directed by Tom Frey, will run from January 16 to 26. The Players Downtown for First Friday programs are free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm, program starts at 6pm.

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