Vinyl Listening Party

Vinyl Listening Party

On Thursday October 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. Mahwah Museum will be hosting evening of wine and cheese followed by a vinyl record listening party, with the records played on an audiophile system. The event will take place at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Admission:$20, paid in advance to reserve your spot.

Admission is $15.00 for museum members. To purchase a ticket as museum member please email director@mahwahmuseum.org and an invoice will be sent to you upon conformation of your membership.

Please click here to purchase your reservation online, as a non-member.

Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for more information or call 201-512-0099.

     This event will focus on Music Of New Jersey. Les Paul, The Four Seasons, Frank Sinatra, and a certain fellow from Asbury Park are just part of the program. There will be old and new music, spanning across multiple music genres. All the selections are coming from carefully selected vinyl pressings that are notable for their vintage and their outstanding sound quality. This is a truly unique happening that will be a lot of fun and shouldn’t be missed!  The museum is well chosen to co-host this event with Ray since it has on display, among other important artifacts, Les Paul lathe and his sound on sound machine.  Participants in this event will be able to visit this exhibit and hear more about this amazing collection of artifacts.

Ray Ullmer, who will co-host this event, amid an amazing collection of Les Paul artifacts, has always been a huge music fan, and has been collecting albums in various formats since he was a teen. Throughout all that time, though, vinyl has always occupied a special place in his heart. When he recently upgraded his home system with a new turntable and speakers, he started the Cragmere Vinyl Club for like-minded music fans to play their favorite albums for each other. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CragmereVinylClub)

Event at Mahwah Library- Using Newspapers to Document Mahwah’s Past

 

This event will take place at the Mahwah Public Library. 100 Ridge Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430. It begins at 7:00 PM.

Dr. Cathy Moran Hajo and members of the Mahwah Newspaper Project will talk about their grant funded project digitizing newspaper clippings held by the Mahwah Museum. Dr. Moran Hajo will discuss stories historians can find in the news, providing examples, and demonstrate how to use them. Project participants will discuss interesting clippings and stories uncovered through the project. She will also discuss volunteer opportunities in this ongoing project– transcribing clippings, scanning and entering clippings and reviewing work.  This program is free.  No registration is necessary.  Seats are on a “first come” basis.

 

Luncheon and Presentation by Elaine Weiss Author of THE WOMAN’S HOUR

Join us for a luncheon & presentation by Elaine Weiss

Author of THE WOMAN’S HOUR

Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 A.M. Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive  Ramsey, NJ 07446

Sponsored by The Northwest Bergen History Coalition

Admission: 50$ per person (cash bar)

Book signing at 11:30 AM, lunch will be served at 12 noon.

        Join us as noted author Elaine Weiss shares a moment in history that changed all of our lives. in 1920, after 70 years of struggle begun by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote was near to passing. The amendment had 35 ‘yes’ votes but needed one more. Tennessee was their last chance. That August brought a divergent group of suffragettes “Suffs” to Tennessee, a holdout state that could push the count to 36. They came to confront the “Antis” (women who feared the moral decay of the family and the nation) and the Tennessee politicians who did not want women to influence the upcoming election.

Elaine Weiss brings together all the elements of this turbulent time in which “the core themes of American history-race,class, money, gender, state’s rights, power and democracy- all came to play in Nashville.” Indeed, the original suffragettes for women’s rights had begun as abolitionists working to abolish slavery. Now, descending on Tennessee, later suffragettes – led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Sue White and Alice Paul, who often differed among themselves, would be challenged by most men and by Josephine Pearson, proud leader of the Tennessee “Antis.”

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalists and writer. Her first book, Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Highly acclaimed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Woman’s Hour  has been optioned by Amblin TV for adaptation as either a TV movie or a limited series.

 

RESERVATION FORM

  • Enclosed is my check for ____ tickets for the Coalition Luncheon on November 1 at $50 each. Total: $  ___
  • Please reserve ___ book(s), The Woman’s Hour, at $20 each: $____                                        Check Total: $_____

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RESERVATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2018

Proceeds benefit members of the NW Bergen History Coalition. Please Credit the historical society of:

            Allendale          Franklin Lakes            Glen Rock      The Hermitage             Mahwah Museum       Ramsey             Ridgewood      Oakland           Upper Saddle River               

Waldwick Museum of Local History                          Waldwick Signal Tower    ___ Wyckoff          General Coalition ____

Your name will be on a list at the door. Directions will be emailed to you. Information: Michelle Dugan 201-995-0171

Send checks payable to: U.S.R. Historical Society, 245 Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Note: For advance reading, books may be purchased ahead of time for $20 at The Hermitage Museum and Mahwah Museum

 

 

 

November Lecture: The History of the Hermitage, The Revolutionary War Period

 

 

On Thursday November 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Victoria Harty, Executive Director of the Hermitage Museum, will present the History of the Hermitage: The Revolutionary War period. Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430.  Admission is $5, free for museum members.  Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The history of the Hermitage was shaped by the families who lived there. During the 1770s, the Hermitage was owned by Marcus Prevost, an officer in the British Army. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Prevost was recalled into active duty, leaving his wife Theodosia at the Hermitage. Theodosia Prevost found herself at the crossroads of the American Revolution, with her home at the Hermitage positioned in the middle of the British and the Americans. Though married to a British officer, Theodosia entertained prominent members of the patriot elite that included General Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis de Lafayette, among others. During the war, Theodosia also met Aaron Burr. The two quickly developed an intimate friendship that attracted immense criticism and disapproval. After the death of her husband and the end of the war, Theodosia and Burr married at the Hermitage. This lecture is based on a current exhibition at the Hermitage Museum entitled, A Revolutionary Woman: Theodosia Prevost at the Hermitage.

Victoria Harty is the Executive Director of The Hermitage Museum, A National Historic Landmark in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College and two Master’s Degrees from New York University. She has worked in the field of public history and historic preservation for the past decade in various institutions in Vermont, New York and New Jersey. Victoria has been involved with The Hermitage Museum, first as an intern and then a staff member, since 2011.

Veterans’ Day at Mahwah Museum

Veterans’ Day Troop Train

In honor of Veterans’ Day on November 11, the Donald Cooper Model Railroad will feature our troop train on November 11,2018. Troop trains were used in World War Two to move troops from their homes to staging areas for deployment overseas.

Also, in thanks to Veterans admission to the museum will be free for Veterans and their immediate families on Nov. 11.

Please have your military ID ready to show our docents, we thank you greatly for your service.

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 1-4 PM. Admission to the railroad is included in your admission to the museum. If you are interested in model railroading, we would welcome you as a member of our crew. The requirements are a love of the hobby, being twelve years of age or older, and becoming a member of the Mahwah Museum Society. If you have any questions please click here to email our train crew or call 201-512-0099 and leave a message for the train crew.

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Become a member of Mahwah Museum!

Join Us!

mahwah6Mahwah 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 accept credit cards (online ONLY) 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+




Become a Volunteer Docent at Mahwah Museum!

Become a Volunteer Docent at Mahwah Museum!

If you are looking for an interesting and fun way to get involved with local history, please consider becoming a volunteer docent at  Mahwah Museum!

Docents work on Saturdays, Sundays, or Wednesdays from 1pm to 4 pm September-June
Our docents are volunteers who open the Museum, guide our visitors to the exhibits, answer questions, and close the Museum at the end of the day.

Docents are needed from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays from Mid-September to June when the Museum is open.

Docents let us know their availability, and are scheduled according to their requests.

Docents can work as often as they like, and new docents are teamed with experienced docents.
If you choose to volunteer, you will be trained in all of the things you need to know about being a docent, and you will be scheduled months in advance so you can know when you are to help. Docents trade places with each other if problems with scheduling arise, so that the Museum always has docents when the public is invited.

Please email or call the museum if interested- director@mahwahmuseum.org (201) 512-0099

Help Support the Mahwah Museum with Amazon Smile!

If you’re doing some shopping on Amazon.com, please consider using the Amazon Smile program and donating part of your purchase to the Mahwah Museum! Amazon Smile is a program run by the online retailer, Amazon, which will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to the charity you select. It costs you (and the charitable organizations) nothing, and it’s just like shopping on Amazon normally, but you get to do a world of good.
 
The Mahwah Museum is part of the Amazon Smile program and with a few simple steps, the 0.5% of your purchases made on Amazon can be donated to the Museum… which will in turn be used in the upkeep and running of our facility, new exhibits, programs, lectures, gallery talks, and all of the things that make the Mahwah Museum an integral part of the community.
 
To start donating,  you simply visit smile.amazon.com, go to your account settings, and change your charity to The Mahwah Museum. It’s just like shopping on Amazon—only you get to support your favorite charity without doing anything extra (not even donating time or effort).
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Any Youngs, Hagermans, Bodines out there?

Any Youngs, Hagermans, Bodines out there?
The Mahwah Museum archives are processing a large collection of photographs from the Martha Young Kuklinski Collection which document the lives of J. Frank Young (1905-1960) and Henrietta Morriss Young (1909-1984) and their families, ranging 1910-1940s. There are also some older historical family photographs. Henrietta Morriss’ mother was Bessie Hagerman and she lived with Andrew Hagerman. The photos from this branch of the family are fairly well labeled. The photographs of the Youngs, who came from Tallman, often have no labels at all. J. Frank Young’s mother was Anne Jane Bodine and his father was John Franklin Young. His siblings were Alta, Freda, and John Young. If you can help up put names to faces, it would make this collection much more useful to researchers.
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