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Mariposa Named Finalist for Best Small-Town Cultural Scene

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MARIPOSA — The charming town of Mariposa, CA, is in the national spotlight for a cultural scene that residents and returning visitors alike know is among the best in the United States. On Monday, May 9, Mariposa was named as one of 20 finalists for the 2022 USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award in the category of Best ...

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Mariposa Museum to Host Author Dr. Marie Sontag

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center will be hosting author Marie Sontag, Ph.D. at the museum on Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. Dr. Sontag will be discussing her latest young adult fiction novels in the Whitcomb Discovery Series, California Trail Discovered and Yosemite Trail Discovered. A middle school teacher for 15 years, Dr. Sontag holds a B.A. ...

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Mariposa Arts Council Opens Photography Exhibition

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MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Arts Council invites the public to Silver Linings: Photographing Personal Peace During the Pandemic, an exhibition featuring work from participants of the 2021 F/STOP Photography program. Silver Linings will open for viewing on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in the front room of the Mariposa Museum and History Center (5119 Jessie St, Mariposa, CA, 95338), and ...

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Tom Bopp Talks Roosevelt And Muir In Yosemite

MARIPOSA — If you’re looking for a mix of entertainment and education this weekend, stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat with musician and historian Tom Bopp. Tom Bopp has entertained and educated Yosemite’s guests at the Wawona Hotel and The Ahwahnee since 1983. His interest in Yosemite’s cultural history led him to develop interpretive ...

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See History Through The Eyes Of A Child

MARIPOSA — Have you ever told a child about something from the past and watched as their eyes lit up with wonder and excitement? It’s a feeling hard to describe, and one anyone can experience. The Mariposa Museum and History Center invites members of the community to become volunteer tour guides for their upcoming 5th grade field trips; no experience is ...

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Mariposa Museum Talk On Fish Camp Archaeological Research

MARIPOSA — The Mariposa Museum and History Center presents a Fireside Chat that will please historians and those who like to dig into the past. The talk is Fire and Ice: Historic and Archeological Research at Fish Camp/Summerdale in California, and takes place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. The conversation will summarize the preliminary findings ...

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Mariposa Museum & History Center Christmas Open House

MARIPOSA — Santa Claus is a big fan of history, just as we are. He’s officially inviting the community to stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center Christmas Open House. The free event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. Santa will be on-hand from 1 – 3:30 p.m., but there’s plenty to do even ...

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Fireside Chat: Mariposa’s Marvels Of 20th Century Engineering

MARIPOSA — Here’s information about a special presentation of interest to history buffs and those who admire masterful 20th century engineering, including bridges and railroads: the Mariposa Museum and History Center is hosting another Fireside Chat. Glenn Sutherland’s presentation, “Engineering Marvels of the Early 1900s in Mariposa County and Beyond” includes historic photographs, amazing facts, and insider stories about several ...

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Fireside Chat About Firefighting In The Sierra

MARIPOSA — Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Fighting Fires in the Sierra National Forest, will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.  Marcia will discuss the history of firefighting in the Sierra National Forest and fire management as it has evolved over the last 50 years, as well as ...

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Mariposa Go West! Festival 2017

MARIPOSA — This is the second year for the Mariposa Go West Festival in the historically charming California gold rush town named with the Spanish word for “butterfly.” This family-friendly event features gold panning, roping contests, gun fight reenactments, live music, outhouse races, a petting zoo and much more. “Go back to the days of the Old West and experience what it ...

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