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Education: Teachers & Educators

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Students from the Fuller School in Keene try on African masks
We welcome all requests for educational programs. After reviewing our About the Museum you will have an idea of who we are and what we have to offer. If you think we can help you with a special topic of study, or would like one of our many prepared programs celebrating particular cultures and cultural holidays or children across cultures, please contact our Education Director at or call (603) 924-4555.

Listen to Nancy Drogy, a teacher at the Temple Elementary School, talk about the importance of Mariposa to her and her students, at this link:

Latin America Teach-In

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Our Latin America Teach-In on March 23 featured a visit from Conant High School of Jaffrey, NH and Keene High School of Keene NH. Students enjoyed a hands-on experience wihich included making Mexican paper crafts, a roundtable discussion about textiles with Tery Reeves, a buffet featuring regional cuisine, a demonstration of regional masks with David Blair and Latin Dance with Richard Clough.

We welcome special relationships with teachers and classes. For example, we have worked with one high school World Civilization program in conjunction with a local fourth grade to prepare teaching packets about Tibet for elementary schools.

We helped MC2 School with the science and physics of sound using our instruments from around the world meeting the science requirements for the 3rd grade.

Third grade teachers at Peterborough elementary school helped create a presentation about the physics of sound using Museum instruments from around the world. This presentation has become a part of Museum tours about sound across cultures.

We welcome teachers to pre-visit the Museum before coming with a class. Some examples of Tour Lesson Plans are provided online so you can get a sense of what might be offered. Please call ahead if you choose to visit before your class so that we can be available to talk with you and show you our resources, including artifacts, videos, books, and art projects. Please visit our Resource Library page to see some examples of books that are available.


Terry Reeves
Education Director

Lesson Plans

The Mariposa Museum offers programs on cultures from around the world and on themes that cross between cultures, such as childhood and celebrations. We offer programs for all grade levels K-12. Some are of course more suitable for primary grades, others for middle or high school students. We can adapt most topics to different age groups.

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When children are raised with respect and curiosity towards
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26 Main Street ~ Peterborough, New Hampshire ~ 03458
Southern New Hampshire's Year Round Arts Community

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