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An educator ahead of her time

We were greeted by Maggie and she made our visit such a delight. This small museum contains a... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2014
explorer044
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Montreal, Canada
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Hard to find but fascinating small museum -- a must for all educators

A small town in southern Alabama seems like an unlikely spot for one of the Progressive Education... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2012
Candonjan
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Aug 27, 2018
“Great, interesting museum”
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10 S School St, Fairhope, AL 36532-1810
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

It has short hours of operation but it’s very interesting. Call and ask for a extra tour time if you are interested. Someone will almost always meet you and open it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marthajomiller6
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We were a little disappointed, the museum was closed when got there at the appropriate time suggested.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

When we went to the museum the docent was very informative as she had been a student at the school so could tell us first hand about the concept.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank TravelerIL15
Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the lovely little town of Fairhope several times, but had never visited the Marietta Johnson Museum. We didn't know what we were missing! This little FREE museum is on the campus of Faulkner State College right in the middle of town......More

3  Thank janb51
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Housed in the original building of the school, this little museum has an excellent collection of artifacts from earlier times and reflects the philosophy of The School of Organic Education founded by Marietta Johnson in 1907 which continues today in a new building.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank goldenpassport
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank 2old2work
Reviewed April 3, 2014

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,...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank explorer044
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...More

Date of experience: January 2012
6  Thank Candonjan
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