JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, Waxhaw

4.8
#117 of 336 in Museums in North Carolina
Specialty Museum · Museum
The museum helps tell the story of alphabets and translation and the work of JAARS in training, technology, media, and transportation that make Bible translation and literacy possible in remote areas of the world.
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  • Very informative museum. The whole family was very interested. Even my 2 teenagers loved it. Would highly recommend it if you are near Charlotte!  more »
  • A fascinating look into languages and how they were developed. They also explain how ancient languages have been deciphered. Why was the Rosetta stone so important? I'm not a linguist, but I...  more »
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  • How often do we think about the origin of alphabets? For most of us... never! But this world class museum starts with Sumerian cuneiform and takes us through the history and development of alphabets and writing systems across the globe. It even introduces modern day alphabet makers working among language groups with no written language. There are activities for kids, but this museum is a beautiful place for adults to take time.
  • Great place. However, it is definitely not for younger children. Lots of interesting information to read.

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