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Marietta Johnson Museum

10 South School Street, Fairhope, AL 36532
251 990 8601
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Haines City, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I hate to give the museum a bad review, since we never even saw the inside of it; however.... the website, the brochures we picked up in town, and the plaque on the door all indicate that the museum in open on Monday from 2:00 - 4:00 or by appointment. We arrived at 2:10 pm on Monday, the door was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted by Maggie and she made our visit such a delight. This small museum contains a number of artifacts. They provide evidence of the various activities in which the school's students engaged. Maggie helped us appreciate the underlying philosophy of the school's founder, Marietta Johnson. One of this woman's beliefs included focusing on individual learner's needs. She was... More

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Salmon Arm
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34 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

A small town in southern Alabama seems like an unlikely spot for one of the Progressive Education movement's shining experiments, but then Fairhope is unlike any community in the South, founded by idealists and dreamers back in 1894. Here in 1907, Marietta Johnson founded her School of Organic Education, which she operated successfully until her death in 1938. While the... More

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