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The Maridon opened on May 8th, 2004. It is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region with a specific focus on Asian Art and Culture coupled with German Meissen porcelain. The museum — both the objects and the buildings that house them — is the gift of Mary Hulton Phillips. Patricia Lowry, writing in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, pronounced the Maridon a "gleaming little gem of a museum."

  The seal in the museum's logo describes the permanent collection.
Click on the seal to learn more about each character's symbolism and meaning.

Collector's Series

Collector's Series"Digital Transformations-Beyond Photography"
7:00 p.m., September 15, 2015

"Hello Dolly" Dolls
7:00 p.m., October 15, 2015

"Elephants-Gentle Giants"
7:00 p.m., November 19, 2015

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New Book Club
1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 16, 2015

book clubDo you love books and talking about books?

Do you love books that take you to places you haven't been before?

The Maridon Museum is sponsoring a new Book Club. The focus will be on stories that connect with and explore Chinese, Japanese, and other Eastern cultures.

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Jewelry Sale -- Mark Your Calendars!
6:00-10:00 p.m., September 15-16, 2015

A private showing of Handmade Jewelry by Cathy Guss, featuring a wide variety of Sterling Silver and Stone Jewelry.

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Japanese Film Series - Save the Date!

Friday, September 25th at 6PM Dr. William Covey of Slippery Rock University will present the Japanese film "The Makioka Sisters."

Thursday, October 1st at 6:30PM Dr. Kenneth Harris of Slippery Rock University will present "Tora-Sans Meets the Songstress Again."

Friday, October 23rd at 6PM Dr. William Covey of Slippery Rock University will present "Kwaidan."

Thursday, November 5th at 6PM Dr. Ishimaru of Slippery Rock University will present "Nobody Knows."

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Murder Mystery DinnerMurder Mystery Dinner at the Mansion
in Butler
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sponsored by the Maridon.

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Maridon Museum Featured in Uncovering PA Blog

Exploring Asian Art and Culture at the Maridon Museum

For 2.5 years before moving to Pennsylvania, I lived, worked, and traveled throughout Asia. It was these travels that got me into travel writing with my other site,, and I still really enjoy learning about Asian culture. So, when I found out that Butler, Pennsylvania had a museum filled with amazing Asian art, I knew I had to visit.

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Kid's Korner Coloring Contest Winners

Coloring Contest Coloring Contest
Vivian, Age 10
Avery, Age 3

Click here to read more about the Kid's Korner coloring contest in our recent newsletter


20 Best Small Towns in America:
Butler Named No. 7

The Smithsonian Magazine recently rated Butler, Pennsylvania number 7 of the 20 Best Small Towns in America. The Maridon and our founder Mary Hulton Phillips are specifically mentioned.

Click here to read the Smithsonian Magazine article.

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