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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."

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  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.
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Celebrate the Maridon

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I am so fortunate to have such a serene setting to play ball with my two kids.  We started our journey in China, and we’ve been around since the Kangxi Period (1662-1722), so we have moved a bit before coming to rest in the hands of Mary Hulton Phillips, our museum founder. She purchased us from Edith Frankel of E&J Frankel of New York City in August 2002.

The Ram is eighth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac. Personalities of those born in the Year of the Ram are considered wise, gentle, and compassionate.  

Please visit us in The Maridon Museum’s Time Line exhibit in the Rear Gallery.

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

Click here for details!

Chamber Award

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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, Tripologist.com, 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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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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Latest Maridon Museum Newsletter

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

 
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