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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

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You Ain't Seen Nothing Like This!

The Museum of the Alphabet is a fascinating exploration of how the languages of the world came to... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Ed D
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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
One of a kind!

I haven't seen any museum like it anywhere concerning alphabets and writing. I spent about 3 hours... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Mary354
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

The Museum of the Alphabet is a fascinating exploration of how the languages of the world came to be. You'll learn more here than you ever thought about how language developed, and how many languages are being reduced to written form for the first time....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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DebbieN1306, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you had a good time and learned a lot during your visit. We are adding new exhibits soon so come back and see us again sometime.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

I haven't seen any museum like it anywhere concerning alphabets and writing. I spent about 3 hours in there. Lots of information, well presented, interactive exhibitions and seats available to rest a bit. Friendly staff. And the model Rosetta stone is much easier to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Debbie N, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We love to hear from our visitors especially when they have enjoyed the museums. We hope you come back again periodically because we are working on improving the exhibits all the time. The night time program is called "Night...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

What a fun and informative place to visit! The tours are so good and interactive for the whole family. Plus there is great food served at the cafeteria week days. You can plan this trip on internet at JAARS, Waxhaw, NC. Learn all about the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Debbie N, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

We are so glad that enjoyed visiting JAARS. We hope you can come back to visit the museums often to see new exhibits or experience our once a month night program "Night at the Alphabet Museum".

Reviewed July 11, 2018

One granddaughter had to be pulled out as she was still reading everything. You need time to do this right. One hour minimum. 2 or 3 possible.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

On certain Saturdays they have "JAARS day". It used to be 2nd Saturday of the month but has changed, so check online. Not a huge event. Of course Christian based, but the helicopter and airplane rides are inexpensive and a blast. The pilot was very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Debbie N, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for reviewing JAARS Day. We are glad that you enjoyed it. Congratulations on your engagement! JAARS Day open houses are held the second Saturday of March, June, August, and October this year. The Museum of the Alphabet at JAARS is open those days...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018

Our Assistant Pastor's husband told us about this place. He happens to work for Wycliffe Bible Translators and he was very enthusiastic about this place. Now I can see why. The exhibits are very well done and help to explain this very difficult subject. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

JAARS museum of the Alphabet may not be big, but it contains a wealth of information about language, the history of writing systems, and it's relationship to Bible translation in specific. The admission is free, even for their special event... 'A Night at the Museum',...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Debbie N, Manager at JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you so much. We are glad you enjoyed "Night at the Alphabet Museum". We are hoping to expand to have it more often as we are able.

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The JAARS Museum is outstanding. It is well worth the visit! The whole family enjoyed it, and we could have spent several more hours.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

The JAARS Museum of the Alphabet is well worth a trip to the JAARS facilities ibn Waxhaw. Every single exhibit is done so perfect and a great learning experience. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Great museum!!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

This is a rather unique place. It shows the develop Ment of many alphabets. Chinese, one of the oldest, German (copy of Gutenberg Bible pages) very well and clearly marked and displayed. Well worth visiting. Quite interesting displays. You can also get your name printed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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JAARS is a multidisciplinary team of problem-solvers committed to the belief—and the vision—that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language. Our work has expanded in... More
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