Winter Train Display at the Mahwah Public Library

Winter Model Train Display at Mahwah Public Library

Donald Cooper

Beginning November 10 and running through November 16, the Museum will be hosting a special operating exhibit of our “O” gauge Lionel trains at the Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430.  These trains were donated to us by Abby and George Margolis in memory of Jerome Lewis Margolis, owner of Kinchley’s Tavern in Ramsey, New Jersey.  Built by the museum’s train crew, the display will consist of an 8’ X 8’ layout containing two operating tracks.  Admission for this special exhibit is free. The Mahwah Public Library is located at 100 Ridge Road Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Hours of operation at the Mahwah Library:

  • Sunday, November 10 —-     2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 11 —- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 12 —-    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 13 —-    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 15 —-     10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16 —  10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Normal operating hours for the Mahwah Museum are weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open on weekends from 1-4 p.m Admission if $5 for non-members, children and Museum members are free. For more information call 201-512-0099.

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.