Lecture: “Old Ed” Keeping Hobo History Alive

“Old Ed” – Keeping Hobo History Alive

Wednesday, September 26, 7:00 pm, Mahwah Museum Layout Room (downstairs train room)

201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430

Admission 3.00$ for non-members, museum members and children are free.

Ed Griesel, secretary of the board of directors for the West Virginia Railway Museum located in Elkins, West Virginia, will be giving a talk about the life of a hobo on a special date and night for our lectures.

“Old Ed”, a moniker given him by one of his hobo friends, speaks to groups of all ages, but his favorite group is kids. While Ed has never bundled a few of his possessions in a red bandana, tied them to a bindle stick, and set out to live the life of a hobo, he does present the image of a classic hobo with his salt-and-pepper beard, herringbone sport jacket, gray pants, brown shoes, and red bandana around his neck. He keeps his audiences engaged by asking questions and telling the history of the hobos and their way of life. This should be a very entertaining and informative evening.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 at a special time of 7:00 pm. This should allow school children to join in the fun. Refreshments will be served.

*Please note the change of day (Wednesday), time (7PM), and location (downstairs at Mahwah Museum).

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently closed for the summer and will reopen in September featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The War Years  and WWI . 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.