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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
+1 704-843-6066
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Great for research

What a discovery! Much too much to absorb in one visit, this museum traces the evolution of all... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
A hidden jewel in Waxhaw

Awesome small museum. The family who runs the Museum did an excellent job researching the story of... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
+1 704-843-6066
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

What a discovery! Much too much to absorb in one visit, this museum traces the evolution of all languages from pre-history to current day. It's a fascinating journey and anyone who is interested in languages, cultures, and how the various lingual branches evolved should pay...More

2  Thank CharlotteDayTripper
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Awesome small museum. The family who runs the Museum did an excellent job researching the story of how the different languages begun. Kids always enjoyed a visit to this local Museum.

1  Thank Donamia
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

My friends and I visited this quaint museum recently with are two 11 year old daughters and were intrigued about how writing systems and languages all over the world have transformed over the ages. Our daughters were not totally bored as the place is small...More

1  Thank Becoza
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This museum is well appointed for as small as it is. There is way too much information to take in during a single visit, but spending a few hours browsing through was an interesting way to spend the afternoon. I would not think young choldren...More

1  Thank Vivian S
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The staff has done a great job of gathering and presenting the many languages of the world in display sections of the museum. This is an interesting museum for language and linguist enthusiasts.

1  Thank abbasteve64
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

What a gem! This free museum is full of interesting displays and facts about the world's languages and alphabets. Worth the trip for those interested in linguistics, history and cultures.

2  Thank Nina S
Reviewed 20 May 2015

If you would like to know more about the development process of the alphabet, this is the place to be. Soo interesting to find out about people (they call each other Linguists) who travel the world and look for languages that are not known to...More

1  Thank Anatmo54
Reviewed 16 May 2015

A visit to the JAARS complex in Waxhaw actually comprises two free museums adjacent to one another: the Cardenas-Mexico Museum that commemorates the founder of the Summer Language Institute and his relationship with the Lazaro Cardenas, President of Mexico in the late 1930's. That museum...More

1  Thank adrianmole133/4
Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

Truly fascinating. The History of the alphabet from differnt cultures in differnt parts of the world. Every exibit is small beautiful and with a wealth of information in layman's terms. Everytime you go you learn a lttle bit more. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Gerald D
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Housed on the grounds of the Wycliffe-JAARS Center (organizations devoted to using descriptive linguistics to translate the Bible into previously unwritten languages), the Alphabet Museum overwhelms with the intricacy of human language and the development of written communication. There are interactive displays of interest to...More

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