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October 2019

Eye on Iran – Reflections of Two Peace Corps Volunteers Who Lived There

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Peterborough residents Tom Westheimer and Ron McIntire, who both served in Iran as U.S. Peace Corps volunteers, revisit that often misunderstood land via the lens of Dutch documentarian Thomas Erdbrink. Married to Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian, Erdbrink has worked in Iran as a correspondent for the New York Times and appeared in the two-episode series Our Man in Tehran which was first aired on PBS's Frontline in 2018. Because this documentary is too long to view in its entirety in…

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Community Conversation: Next Steps on Detention of Migrant Families and Children

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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In conjunction with the Uncaged Art exhibit currently on display at Mariposa, the museum will host an interactive community conversation with three NH experts about next steps for action around the detention of migrant families and children. Guest speakers will include: Susan Hay, Founding Member of Project Home Asma Elhuni, Lead Organizer of United Valley Interfaith Project Maggie Fogarty, Co-Director of the NH Program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) An interactive dialogue with Monadnock Region neighbors will follow,…

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“East Show Time” – Paintings by Lin Chia-Hung

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 11:00 am - Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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The Mariposa has opened a limited-run exhibition of paintings by Taiwanese artist Lin Chia-Hung, titled “East Show Time.” Lin’s paintings, drawing on the tradition of Japanese manga, have won him many awards at international art expositions and his paintings are included in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Manga refers to the distinctively stylized graphic novels and comic books that parallel the Japanese anime film genre. Combining a background as a portrait painter with experience as…

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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: “Learning from Another Culture”

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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The Mariposa invites you to the next "salon" with renowned writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on the evening of Friday, October 25 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the second in a monthly series, will be "Learning from Another Culture". We will think back to moments when an encounter with another culture has puzzled or disturbed us - and when we learned something important from that encounter. We'll also ask: How did we learn? What…

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November 2019

Peterborough Players Downtown for First Friday

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Peterborough Players' popular Players Downtown for First Friday series continues! Program details to be announced - check back soon! These programs are free. Doors open at 5:30pm, programs start at 6pm.

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ARTIST TALK: Cheryl Lawrence on Democracy in Action and the Art of Katazome

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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Free – $8

  On Wednesday, November 6 at 6:30pm, textile artist Cheryl Lawrence from Whidbey Island, Washington will offer an artist talk to mark the opening of her exhibit, Democracy in Action: Celebrating the Women of the 116th Congress, at the Mariposa. Lawrence specializes in both natural dyeing and katazome, a Japanese style of stencil dyeing. She will speak about her latest project - on display at the Mariposa from November 5, 2019 to January 5, 2020 - which combines her political,…

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EVENT RENTAL: Executive Councilman and Candidate for Governor of NH Andru Volinsky

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States

This event is a space rental, sponsored by: Jeanne Dietsch, Mark Fernald, Ivy Vann, Terry Reeves, Sarah Steinberg Heller, Karen Hatcher, Jo Ellen D’Ambrosio, and Kate Coon  

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Salon with Mary Catherine Bateson: “Learning from Nature”

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Mariposa invites you to the next "salon" with renowned writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson on the evening of Friday, November 22 from 7pm to 8:30pm. The topic of this salon, the third in a monthly series, will be "Learning from Nature". We will explore questions like: How can nature can teach us what we don’t know about ourselves?  Does observing natural history make us better observers in general? Or does it increase our sensitivity to our own…

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3rd Annual Mariposa Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 3:00 pm - Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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** Submission deadline extended to Wednesday, December 18; winners to be announced Friday, December 20 ** It's here again! Announcing the 3rd Annual Mariposa Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit! Entries accepted between now and Wednesday, December 18 (entries can be delivered between 11am-5pm, Tuesdays through Sundays - the museum is closed Mondays). Winners will be announced Friday, December 20 and entries will be on display at the Mariposa through December 31. See photos from past contests below and learn about…

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Plaid Friday at Mariposa Gift Shop!

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, 26 Main Street
Peterborough,NH03458United States
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The gift shop will be open 11am-5pm for Plaid Friday! Come on in for holiday shopping and get 10% off holiday ornaments!

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