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


This lecture has been rescheduled from an earlier date.

On Thursday June 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Yvonne Beatrice, a recently retired American History teacher at Mahwah High School will present this lecture. Part of  Mahwah Museum’s Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at Mahwah Museum 201 Franklin Tunrpike Mahwah, NJ. 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.

Les Paul 103rd Birthday Celebration

Les Paul 103rd Birthday Celebration

On Saturday June 9, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. Lou Pallo, musician, friend the museum and founding member of the of Les Paul, will join the museum in celebration of Les Paul’s 103rd Birthday Lou will play music and share stories about his more than thirty-five years as a member of the Les Paul Trio. This event will take place at the Mahwah Museum.

This event is included with museum admission. If you are a member of the museum, please bring along your membership card for free admission.

Mahwah Museum invites you to come listen to Lou play, and hear his stories of his friendship and time playing with Les. We invite you also to visit our Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit and to enjoy birthday cake in honor of Les’ birthday.

Lou will be joined by two other special guests:

Jason Recht:

Jason, 13, has been playing guitar for seven years. It is his passion. Jim Wyscoki, long time friend of Les Paul, introduced Jason to Lou Pallo. Often, since that introduction, Jason has played with Lou and friends at Jiggs in Butler. Playing with Lou and so many other professional musicians has given Jason his “PhD” in performing. Jason admires, respects and adores Lou! On June 9, Jason will be playing guitar at the museum from 2:15-3:00 PM.

Jim Wysocki:

Jim will talk about his long time friendship with Les Paul, which began in 1980. He has a collection of Les Paul’s artifacts, which he acquired over the years, as Les’ friend. Jim will use these artifacts, given to him by Les, to explain ‘the genius of Les Paul.’ Also on display at the museum will be items from our Les Paul archival collection. Jim is in a unique position to explain various projects that Les had worked on in his last three decades.