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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.

"The Collectors"

Click here to download the flyer!"The Collectors," a new program series, is being offered by The Maridon Museum featuring local collectors. These programs will be "show and tell" presentations of objects with stories that reflect the interest and/or passion of the collectors. We'll look at who collects what and why. What sparks the interest that leads to collecting?

Presentations will be Thursday evenings: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

  • March 17, 2016 "The Eclectic Collector": (Surprises)
    Carole Fruehstorfer

  • April 21, 2016 "Once Upon A Time": (Victorian Jewelry)
    Tammy Gallagher

  • May 19, 2016 "The Cat's Meow": (Cats)
    Zelda Wilbert

Free to the Public • Reservations are Required.

If you have questions, please call 724.282.0123.


Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Event
Presented by jae Brown
Thursday, December 10th
6:30 p.m.

Furoshiki: A traditional Japanese wrapping cloth traditionally used to transport clothes, gifts, or other goods.

Bring a gift for wrapping no larger than a shirt box. Festive scarves will be provided for the project.

$10 per person. Reservations are required.

Click here to download the flyer.

Call 724.282.0123 for reservations or for more details.


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.

Click here to read the complete blog post!


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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