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JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

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Address: 6409 Davis Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173-8407
Phone Number: +1 704-843-6066
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I never had any idea of the origination or evolution of languages until I visited here. I came away with a whole new view of the English language, as well as many more. Highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Ron M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I never had any idea of the origination or evolution of languages until I visited here. I came away with a whole new view of the English language, as well as many more. Highly recommended for families with kids or teenagers and it's FREE !!!!!!!

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wow! who would have thought there was such a place and in the quaint little town of Waxhaw, NC. Lived in this area over 20 years and never knew it existed. A must see for anyone interested in knowing how languages and alphabets originated. A group of us went there this morning and we all shall go back. The Alphabet... More 

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Thank jodibar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This truly is a gem of a museum. Traces the history of alphabets from early civilizations up through modern times. Very interesting to see how varied alphabets can be from one part of the world to the other.

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Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Jaars is best visited on one of its frequent open house days, because the story of the Museum is best understood by the knowing the function of the people of Jaars. The aviation service provided by Jaars is a big contributor to the incredibly skilled work of the people described in the Museum of the Alphabet, by taking linguists into... More 

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Thank Larry M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This free museum at the JAARS center south of Waxhaw is a very interesting place to learn more about how different cultures and peoples created their alphabets. Great for all ages.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We took a day trip to JAARS in April. We thought the introduction and overview of the organization was very helpful and instructional. They have a pleasant lunch room with great choices which are delicious. We had the chicken parmesan which was over the top delicious and bountiful. Desserts were good also. Prices for lunch are very reasonable. We learned... More 

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Newport, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

This museum is part of the JAARS center in Waxhaw, NC - you can find all about it on-line...and find out when the next JAARS day is so that you get the total experience...including the museums (the Mexico museum is there also). You'll meet some great people, you'll always feel welcomed...and you'll come away much richer for the experience.

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2 Thank moreauak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I always learn something when I visit the Museum of the Alphabet. Not all languages use alphabets, so not all languages are included.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 this little museum a visit. Any students doing research around these topics would have a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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