June 10th Concert-A Tribute To Lou Pallo

A Tribute to Lou Pallo

On Saturday June 10, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. the Mahwah Museum will host a tribute to Lou Pallo.  This will be an outdoor concert with performances by Lou Pallo, Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub. Admission is free for all. Please feel free to come early to this event, the museum will be open for our regular hours, 1-4pm. Visitors can see the permanent “Les Paul in Mahwah” exhibit as well as our other exhibits “Mahwah’s Herstory, The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History” and “Medicine in Mahwah”. Admission to the museum is $5 for non-members, members and children are free. Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org  or call 201-512-0099 for more information.

Lou Pallo has been a supporter and promoter of the museum for many years. He has given his time and energy to further our programs and exhibits. Lou has always been available to help us when needed.  When the Les Paul Foundation agreed to loan the museum important items from Les Paul’s estate Lou agreed to visit the museum and tell stories documenting the history of the Les Paul Trio.  As the longest serving member of the trio, he was in a unique position to tell this story.  In addition, he has given lectures and gallery talks for our members and visitors. This day is our opportunity to thank him for all that he has done for us. During this concert Lou will be joined by Bucky Pizzarelli and Ed Laub on the lawn of the museum. Please bring your lawn chairs or something comfortable to sit on and enjoy some excellent music!

This event is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently featuring the new 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.

 

 

Digitizing Fundraiser – Hosted by Digital Memory Media

Digitizing Fundraiser

Hosted by Digital Memory Media

Digital Memory Media will be offering a fundraising program that will provide the Mahwah Museum with an innovative and effective means to raise money, while also helping individuals preserve their personal memories. DMM will host this event on June 10, 2017 from 10-12 pm at the Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ. They will convert your personal  collections of old photographs, 8mm and 16mm films, slides, video tapes and every other media type into digital formats that will last forever.

 At the event, Digital Memory Media’s trained staff will accept new orders and answer questions. Orders can be tracked on DMM’s order tracking system. Original items are returned by courier directly to the patron along with DVD copies of their memories. All digital conversions are performed (in-house) at the safe and secure East Brunswick facility. The details on how this is all operates can be found on Digital Media Memory’s website, www.dmmem.com.  If you would like to attend this event please bring your media to be converted with you to the museum on the day of the event. DMM will donate 20 percent of the revenue to the Mahwah Museum. Reservations are not required.  Questions can be sent via the contact form on the Digital Memory media website, or by calling toll-free 800-380-9058 or 732-613-7170.

This event is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah NJ 07430.  The Museum is currently featuring the new 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.

For additional information about this event please click here.

Preserve Your Old Films, Videos, and Photos!

Old media like this set of Birch family home movies are inaccessible in their current form.

Digitization is an amazing way of sharing historical resources, but did you know that it also serves as a means of preservation? Old photographs and newspapers deteriorate every year just from exposure to light, acids in the atmosphere, and handling. Audio-visual materials, like old 16mm film and videotapes are even more fragile and in some cases are unusable if you don’t have the proper playback equipment.

The Mahwah Museum is hosting an event on June 10, from 10am to 12 noon and invites you to bring you personal collection of photographs, 8mm and 16mm films, slides, videotapes and any other media that you may have. Consultants from Digital Memory Media will evaluate them and provide price quotes for digitizing them.  Details on the process can be found at http://www.dmmem.com.

A screen shot from one of the Birch family films, ca. 1920.

For a sample of what Digital Memory Media can do, we had them digitize some 16mm films made by the Birch family around 1920. These films are in rough shape, they have a vinegary smell and we did not even know if the film could be played. We also asked them to digitize a 16mm film from a 1961 Mahwah-Ramsey high school football film which had been kept in tin cases. The results were impressive! The 90-year old Birch films show family vacations and tantalizing images of bygone days. The 56-year old football films show the high school marching band and extremely clear game footage. Imagine what they can do with your baby videos from the 1990s, or photographic slide collections from your childhood.  You can view the digitized films at http://www.digifind-it.com/mahwah/videos.php

A screen shot from the 1961 Mahwah-Ramsey football game.

There are no reservations needed for this event and there is no commitment. If you do decide to have your family history materials digitized, Digital Memory Media will be taking orders at the event, and can take your films, photos and videos to their specialized facility in East Brunswick and deliver them back to  you by courier.

 

For more information about this event please click here.

Digital Memory Media will donate 20% of all orders made at the event to the Mahwah Museum.

Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase

Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase

On April 25, 2017 Mahwah Museum President John Edwards, Vice President Diane Adler, and Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit chairperson Charlie Carreras took part in the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce Community Showcase.

This event was a wonderful evening of networking as the MRCC celebrated all of the valuable work that the region’s non-profit groups provide to local communities.  The Community Spirit Showcase spotlights over 40 regional non-profit organizations along with other businesses in our community.

We thank the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce for this wonderful event and look forward to working with all of the great non-profits we networked with that night.

For more information about next year’s event and other upcoming MRCC events, please click here.

Photo Credit: Tom Grissom, Mahwah Museum Trustee.

     
                        

Raffle, Auctions and Live Entertainment at Les Paul Gala

On Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. the Mahwah Museum will host the Les Paul 99th

Hofnet Bass guitar

Hofnet Bass guitar

Birthday Gala at Ramapo College Trustees Pavilion, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah.  There will be live and silent auctions of many special guitars and music memorabilia, live entertainment and a raffle drawing.   The live auction will include a Hofner Bass guitar with a pick guard signed by Paul McCartney, a Fender Squire solid body electric guitar autographed by Pete Townsend, a Fender Squire solid body electric guitar with Chuck Berry autograph on the pick guard, a white Fender Stratocaster guitar autographed by Ron Wood and Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and more.  For a full list and description of live and silent auction items, and information about Online Slots bidding,  visit www.mahwahmuseum.org.  Three winners of a raffle for two Gibson “Traditional” Les Paul Guitars with Les Paul autographed pick guards, and a Fender Squire Strat autographed by James Taylor, will also be chosen.  Bucky Pizzarelli with Ed Laub and Lou Pallo with Les Paul’s Trio will provide live entertainment.  Wine, hors d’oeurves, and light fare will be served. 

Tickets for the Gala and the raffle are both $25 and are available at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays and weekends, at Robbie’s Music on Rt 17, at Devon Fine Jewelry in Wyckoff, at Alto’s Music on Rt 59 in Airmont, and through the mail.  Gala tickets are also available for purchase online at www.mahwahmuseum.org

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m. until June 22; the Museum, with the exhibits “Neighborhoods of Mahwah: 1913-2013” and “Les Paul in Mahwah,” is open weekends and Wednesdays until June 25, when it will close for the summer.   The Museum will reopen in September, 2014. 

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the NJ Historical Commission, Department of State.