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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 Maridon Book Club

The Maridon Book Club will meet on Thursday, September 29th at 4:00 p.m.

The book that will be discussed is "The Coroner's Lunch" by Colin Cotterill.

Light refreshments will be served.

Click here to download the flyer.

Dial 'M' for Murder Mystery Dinner -
A Hitchcock Parody

By: Mystery's Most Wanted

Friday, October 14th 2016 at 5:30 PM
American Legion Post 778, Butler PA

$40 per person
Call for reservations (if you dare. . .)

322 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001

Click here for more details.

Chamber Award

2016 Butler County Community Champion Award

On July 13th The Maridon Museum received the “Community Champion Award” from the Butler County Chamber of Commerce.

Click here for 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.

  Quarterly Newsletter Latest Maridon Museum Newsletter

To find out all the latest news about the Maridon Museum, click here to read our newsletter.