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“Unmask this treasure in San Miguel”
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Mask Museum
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I had planned to visit the mask museum, but wasn't sure where it was or how to arrange an appointment. One day on a walk we sneaked in an open back door and discovered one of the most interesting museums and two of the most special hosts in the charming city. I introduced myself and we were welcomed without hesitation by the hosts, Bill and Heidi. From there we were oriented to an amazing collection of over 600 very authentic masks from the villages of all of Mexico. A video showed some of the masked dances and festivals from small Mexican villages where the culture of masking is very much alive. We were given an open ended time to explore the displays and then to check out those masks for sale. There is also a section where wonderful folk art is displayed and sold.
Bill and Heidi then invited us to see the adjoining Bed and Breakfast. What a thrill! We arrived just as the sun was setting over the city. The views of SMA were wonderful. We had a chance to see the wonderful Bed and Breakfast rooms in the beautiful building filled with great art and comfortable amenities. I thank Bill and Heidi for their friendly greeting, generous time,and their visions that have created both the museum and the Bed and Breakfast.

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Reviewed November 7, 2013

I visited the Casa de la Cuesta (the B&B where the museum is located) on one of the house and garden tours from the Biblioteca. It's a fun place to spend a few hours, an interesting and colorful collection of masks, & hosts who are knowledgeable about the indigenous cultures and crafts in this area of Mexico.

Thank Katie F
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a fabulous and interesting little museum within Casa de La Cuesta B&B. Bill is a most knowledgeable and animated guide - he has spent years traveling around Mexico, researching and collecting incredible masks. His stories really capture the imagination. Many masks are available for purchase and Heidi, Bill's wife, has a very sweet little shop that sells Mexican handcrafted toys and such. They are very supportive of the local and indigenous craftspeople. A delightful couple of hours can be spent here.

Thank Jaypea_5
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I have been to the Mask Museum many times and sent friends and visitors as well. Bill has a wealth of information about masks and his wife Heidi has a lovely little folk art store...Both are not to be missed.

Thank Sandy V
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Masks are a huge part of Mexican culture and the collection here is very eclectic and impressive. We learned some fascinating things about the history and people of Mexico.

Thank Diana D
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