February- New Jersey in the Heyday of Immigration, 1880-1924

New Jersey in the Heyday of Immigration, 1880-1924

On Thursday February 8, 2018  at 7:30 p.m. John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco is Associate Professor and Convener of American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. 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.

John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco is Associate Professor and Convener of American Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and has done research and published on immigration. This talk will examine the vast changes taking place in U.S. immigration between 1880 and 1930. Immigration policy intersected with fears and demands involving labor, religion, politics, and biological fitness. In the process, immigrants reshaped the American nation in the communities they inhabited, this pattern is reflected in Mahwah and the rest of New Jersey. The state remains a fitting microcosm of the transformations taking place on the national landscape while bearing nuances unique to region.

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.