March Gallery Talk: Medicine in Mahwah

Gallery Talk: Medicine in Mahwah

Presented by John Edwards

On Sunday, March 11 at 1:15 p.m., John Edwards, president of the Mahwah Museum will present a gallery talk about the history of medicine in Mahwah. The talk will take place in the upstairs gallery of the Mahwah Museum.  Seating is limited; advance reservations are recommended.  To reserve, please click here or call 201-512-0099.  Gallery Talks are free with Museum admission.

This gallery talk will be an extension of one of the Mahwah Museums current exhibits, Medicine in Mahwah. The talk will exhibit highlight the history of medicine in Mahwah. John will examine the growth and development of the medical field and highlight Mahwah‘s practitioners, their methods, and instruments throughout various periods.

Les Paul Festival at Ramapo College Feb. 24, 2018

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for performing and visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Mahwah Museum will present

The Les Paul Festival, with headliners:

The Mike Stern Band, featuring Richie Morales and Teymur Phell

Plus: Opening Act- Ramapo College Musicians

This event will take place in the Sharp Theater, located at 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.

From The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for performing and visual arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey: The annual festival celebrates Mahwah resident Les Paul’s innovative spirit as a musician and technologist by hosting a week of guest speakers and workshops for Ramapo’s music students culminating in a concert for the college and regional community. 

About the artists:

Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats to a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados. Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early 1980s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.

Drummer Richie Morales, a native of New York City, is a versatile player who has performed and recorded with a wide range of contemporary artists. He also leads his own group performing a mixture of Jazz standards and original music. Richie has been a member of the jazz faculty at Purchase College Conservatory of Music SUNY since 2000.

Bassist Teymur Phell moved to New York in 2011 and has since built a reputation as a vibrant and virtuous player. Born in Azerbaijan to a family of professional musicians — his grandmother Elmira Nazirova was a celebrated classical pianist — Teymur studied classical bass at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and toured with Palestinian singer Amal Murkus.

Mike Stern, Richie Morales and Teymur Phell

Ticket Prices: $30/$27/$24; NO DISCOUNTS( ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO EXCHANGES. NO RETURNS.)

TO ORDER TICKETS:

Online Orders: Visit https://www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/event/les-paul-festival-concert-featuring-mike-stern-band/

By Phone: 201. 684. 7844 (We accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card)

Box Office: Located in the lobby of the first floor of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Hours: Monday-Friday, Noon-8:00PM., and two hours prior to each performance. Saturday and Sunday, Noon-5 P.M.

For additional information including group sales, series tickets and gift certificates:

Phone: 201.684.7844 Fax: 201.684.7979 Email: tickets@ramapo.edu

Lecture: Mahwah’s Relation to the 19th Century History of the United States

Mahwah’s Relation to the 19th Century History of the United States

On Thursday March 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Yvonne Beatrice, a recently retired American History teacher at Mahwah High School will present this lecture. Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at the Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Rd., Mahwah. Admission is $3, free for museum members. Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

If you held a mirror to 19th century Mahwah, what image would be reflected therein? Well, for over a dozen years, students participating in the Mahwah Project at Mahwah High School have found the answer to be…America. During this lecture Yvonne Beatrice will explore the evidence that is found in Mahwah that places it in sync, for better or worse, with the 19th century history of the United States. Yvonne Beatrice has been a teacher of American history for 25 years.  She has been recognized as: The 2012 Daughters of the American Revolution New Jersey Teacher of the Year, The 2010 Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s New Jersey Preserve America History Teacher of the Year, The College of New Jersey Outstanding Educator Award 2009, Yvonne’s students were featured in the 2013 NJEA Classroom Close-Up segment entitled “Local Historian”.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The Man and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles as well as the continuing exhibits Mahwahs Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, and Medicine in Mahwah. Permanent exhibits are Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends 1-4 pm. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.; admission $5 for non-members, members and children are free. Visit mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.

Northwest Bergen History Coalition 8th Annual History Day

Northwest Bergen History Coalition 8th Annual History Day

Tour 10 NW Bergen Museums with one ticket!

How Immigration and the Railroad shaped our towns

Saturday, April 28, 2018 10am to 4pm

Tickets: $15 Day of Event Save $5, Available in advance for $10 at:

 

The Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin TPKE., Wed, Sat & Sun., 1-4 p.m.

The Schoolhouse Museum, Ridgewood, Thurs & Sat 1-3 p.m.; Sundays 2-4 p.m.

The Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus Franklin TPKE., Wed. thru Sun., 1 to 4 p.m.

Be sure to also pick up a “Fun Ticket” for kids!

 

 

The towns in NW Bergen County were settled in the 18th century by immigrants from countries in Europe and Africa. Through the centuries the number of countries grew. Today, we have immigrants from all over the world. Come see how they impacted the towns where they settled and how they enrich us today.

The railroad came to NW Bergen in the mid-19th century, bringing with it, jobs, prosperity and immigrants. Come see how trains affected our towns, and the immigrants that came on them, came to work on them, and decided to stay. Businesses developed around the railroad stations, defining what would become the towns we know today.

VISIT THESE TEN MUSEUMS

The Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus

Waldwick Signal Tower

Van Allen House, Oakland

The Mahwah Museum and the Old Station Museum, Mahwah

The John Fell House, Allendale

The Old Stone House, Ramsey

The Zabriskie House, Wyckoff

The Schoolhouse Museum, Ridgewood

The Museum at the Station, Glen Rock

Hopper-Goetschius House Museum, Upper Saddle River

Make Checks payable to: USR Historical Society – All proceeds benefit the 10 museums

Children under 12 are Free and will receive a Special Fun Ticket

For information call: 201-652-7354 or visit www.nwbergenhistory.org

Exhibits at the Mahwah Museum

 

**Please note: We cannot process credit or debit cards inside the museum.***

We are featuring four exhibits for the 2017-2018 season, “Mahwah’s Herstory” and “Medicine in Mahwah”, “Kilmer, The Man” and “The First World War”.

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Admission to the museum is $5, free for museum members.

The first exhibit, “Mahwah’s Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History”, examines the role of women in Mahwah’s history, starting with its first settler, Blandina Bayard, and continuing through to 1960. It highlights women’s activities, including  pioneering and farming, changing roles in the workforce, and women’s accomplishments in the arts, in charitable organizations and in social reforms.

Our second exhibit, “Medicine in Mahwah”, highlights the history of medicine in Mahwah. It examines the growth and development of the medical field with highlights on Mahwah’s practitioners, their methods, and instruments throughout various periods.

 Our third exhibit “Kilmer, The Man” will focus on local Poet Joyce Kilmer. “A patriot and warrior, a poet and lecturer, a husband and a father, a sergeant in WWI.”

Our fourth exhibit “The First World War” will document the role of Mahwah and Bergen county in the First World War. ” From Sarajevo to Versailles.”

 

When the Museum also features for the 2017-2018 season, our permanent exhibits:

Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad (The DCMRR is open weekends ONLY) 1-4 pm

The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm.; admission is $5 for non-members; members and children are free.

Permanent exhibits:

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad

The Museum’s Donald Cooper Railroad is an operating HO-Scale model railroad with many trains traveling between levels and on different routes. Centralized electronic switches allow the operator to control the entire layout from the DCC central control panels. The railroad yard is fully functional allowing operators to make up trains and dispatch them to their own destinations. The four-level high layout has three independent scenic modules that are constantly changing, as well as a trolley, a subway system, logging station, waterfall, roundhouse and turntable. We invite engineers of all ages to come and visit our ever-changing and growing railroad world. The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open weekends ONLY from 1-4 p.m. For information about joining the train crew, please email railroad@mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.

Les Paul in Mahwah

The Mahwah Museum has a small permanent exhibit featuring some Les Paul history  which allows visitors to learn the essential facts of Les Paul’s life and career.  It has sections on his inventions and innovations, a display of one-of-a-kind precious guitars made especially for Les, and a re-creation of the studio in which Les did his work.  Learn how this creative genius transformed rock, country and jazz music. See how he and Mary Ford performed for their weekly radio show from their home in Mahwah.

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission in the Department of State.

John W. Bristow Papers Open for Research

After over a year of work, the Museum’s archive volunteers have completed processing the John W. Bristow Papers. Archivist Cathy Moran Hajo worked with a team of volunteers and college students to organize, re-house, and describe one of the Museum’s largest and richest archival collections. A guide to his papers has been posted on the Museum website.

John W. Bristow (1924-2010) was a high school teacher with an abiding interest in history. He moved to Mahwah in 1973 and became involved with the work of the Mahwah Historical Society and the Mahwah Historic Sites Commission. He became Mahwah Town Historian in 1993 and is best-known for his newspaper column “This Month In Mahwah History” which ran in the Home and Store News from 1985-1992.

John W. Bristow, taken in 2008 (Courtesty of Ruth Bristow Portela).

The Bristow Papers was a large and unorganized collection when it arrived at the Museum. After separating materials like newspaper clippings, Mahwah Historical Society and Mahwah Historical Sites Commission records, and duplicates, the collection still spans 24 boxes! Among its highlights are John Bristow’s many presentations on local history, a rich collection of photographs and the photographic slides that accompanied his lectures, and ephemera he gathered while conducting research.

We could not have completed this major reorganization without the help of a dedicated team of students who volunteered on Saturday mornings.  We want to thank Kevin Cosenza, Jeffrey Fischer, Meg Hajo, Matthew Hazell, Lee Herman, Nicholas Incorvaia, Cristina Macari, and Jennifer Zgola for all their efforts to make this collection available to researchers. I would also like to thank Ruth Bristow Portela, John Bristow’s daughter, for sharing photographs and biographical information that we used to write up the guide to his papers.

To view the papers, please arrange an appointment by either calling the Museum or e-mailing the archives directly at archives@mahwahmuseum.org.

 

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mahwah6The Mahwah Museum hopes you will become part of our family of members and patrons.  Membership includes free admission to the Museum and to our Lecture and Gallery Talk series.

We are now accepting credit cards though Paypal.  Should you wish to join us by mail, please send your check and vital information to Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ  07430.  Please make checks payable to Mahwah Museum.  We thank you for your participation.

Individuals ($15)

An Individual Member gets a membership card which entitles the Member to free admission to the Museum; free admission to all of our lectures and gallery talks;  invitations to member events;  free subscription to the newsletter ; and voting privileges at the annual meeting.  Dues are $15 per year per person.  Enjoy our most economical membership for individuals under 62 years of age.

Individual Membership – $15




Seniors ($10)

An individual who has reached the age of  62 can have all the benefits of an Individual Membership at a reduced price. Dues are $10 per year per person.
Museum Senior Membership – $10



Family ($25)

A Family Membership gets a membership card which entitles the all members of an immediate family (parents, plus children under the age of 18) to  free admission to the Museum; free admission to all of our lectures and gallery talks; invitations to member events;  free subscription to the newsletter; and  voting privileges at the annual meeting.  Voting privileges are extended to both adults.

Museum Family Membership – $25




Sponsors ($100-$249)

Sponsorships are an important way in which individuals can provide much needed support to the Museum.  Individual Sponsors get a membership card which entitles members of the Sponsor’s immediate family (parents, including children under the age of 18) to free admission to the Museum; free admission to all of our lectures;  invitations to member events;  free subscription to the newsletter; and voting privileges at the annual meeting.  In addition voting privileges are extended to a second adult.  The Sponsor is recognized in the Museum, on Museum literature, and on our web site.  The following are levels of sponsorship:

Mahwah Museum Sponsor $100 – $249




Museum Supporter ($250 – $499)

The Supporter level is available to both individuals and businesses.  The Supporter level is an important way in which individuals or businesses can provide much-needed support to the Museum. Supporters get a membership card which entitles members of the Supporter’s immediate family  (including spouse, and children under the age of 18) to free admission to the Museum; free admission to all of our lectures; invitations to member events; free subscription to the newsletter; and voting privileges at the annual meeting. In addition, voting privileges are extended to  both adults. The Supporter is recognized in the Museum, on Museum literature, and on our website.

Supporters will receive a signed copy of Images of America: Mahwah by Carol W. Greene.

Mahwah Museum Supporter – $250-$499 




Museum Patron ($500 – $999)

Our Patrons are those who give $500 – $999 in cash, or in goods and services, during a year.  Patrons get free admission to the Museum; free admission to lectures and gallery talks;  a free subscription to the newsletter; invitations to Museum events; voting privileges at the annual meeting;  and recognition as a Patron in the Museum, on Museum literature, and on the Museum’s website and a link to the member’s website.

Patrons will receive one signed copy of The Ramapough Chronicles  by Carol W. Greene. Click here to become a Patron.

Mahwah Museum Patron – $500 – $999

Museum Benefactor ($1000+)

Our Benefactors are those individuals or businesses who pay dues of $1,000+ in a year.  Benefactors get free admission to the Museum; free admission to lectures and gallery talks; free subscription to newsletters; invitations to Museum events; voting privileges at the annual meeting;  and special recognition as a Benefactor of the Museum on Museum literature and on the Museum’s website and may include a link to the member’s web site.  This may include a designated sponsorship of an activity, publication, and/or exhibit as discussed with donor and Museum.

Benefactors will receive one signed copy of The Ramapough Chronicles by Carol W. Greene.

Mahwah Museum Benefactor – $1000+