Virtual Concert Celebrates Les Paul’s 105th Birthday

The Mahwah Museum presented an online concert series during the weekend of June 6-9, 2020 to celebrate Les Paul’s 105th birthday with Gene Paul, Lou Pallo, Gary Mazzaroppi, Vincent Raniolo, Muriel Anderson and Thom Bresh. The links are now up for the performances and Zoom conversation.  Click on the links to hear the performances. Click…

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Free Gifts for Mahwah Residents Who visit during April

Attention Mahwah Residents! The Mahwah Museum is offering two special free gifts to all Mahwah residents who visit the Museum during April (while supplies last). The first of these gifts is an historical map of Mahwah based on the 1876 Atlas of Bergen County, with additional information from other maps dating as far back as…

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New Exhibits for the 2019-2020 Season

New Exhibits for the 2019-2020 Season   Mahwah’s His-“TREE”:  75 Years as a Township, 1944-2019   Mahwah’s history dates back to the 1600s and 1700s, belonging to several territories with different names.  In the 1700s and 1800s, Mahwah grew from a seedling of Franklin Township and later stemmed from Hohokus Township.  As other towns broke…

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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…

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Early Skylands

This article by Charles Anderson was first published in “The Old Station Timetable,” of January 1978. The area in which Skylands is now located was a prime source of wood for the smelting operations at Ringwood during the 1700’s. Small farms were carved out of the stony hills where some level ground could be found….

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