Vinyl Record Night

Vinyl Record Night

On Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The 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: The Mahwah Museum is asking that every attendee who is not already a Mahwah Museum member sign up for membership. The annual fee is $15 for an individual membership, $10 for senior membership, or $25 for a family (2 adults).  If you are already a member, the suggested donation for the event (including wine and cheese reception) is $10. Contact lespaul@mahwahmuseum.org for more information or call 201-512-0099. Reservations are not required for this event.

            Raymond Ullmer, founder of Cragmere Vinyl Club and hosts local vinyl listening parties, will be curating this event. The theme for the evening will be ‘music with New Jersey connections’. There will be a little something for everyone, old and new, laid-back and rocking. The evening will begin with a wine & cheese reception at 7p.m., and then move into the Les Paul in Mahwah exhibit at 8 p.m. for music.

This event is hosted by the Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430.  The Museum is currently featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The Man and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles as well as the continuing 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 to the museum is $5 for non-members, members and children are free. Visit mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.

Luncheon and Presentation on Tuxedo Park

Join us for a luncheon & presentation on Tuxedo Park

Wednesday, November 1 at 11:30 A.M. at the Tuxedo Club,  1 W Lake Rd Tuxedo Park, NY. $50 per person (cash bar)

Co-Sponsored by The Northwest Bergen History Coalition and, the Historical Society of Rockland County.

            Tuxedo Park is a rural idyll listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is singular among historic villages for boasting over 200 historical and architecturally significant houses nested in more than 2,000 acres of an unspoiled natural environment. Forged out of the wilderness of the Ramapo Mountains in 1886 by wealthy tobacco heir Pierre Lorillard IV on the shores of Tuxedo Lake, the Park was built as a resort haven and sportsman’s paradise for blue blood society.

            The gated village was soon transformed by Lorillard into an exclusive suburb synonymous with upper-class living. It was the birthplace of the tuxedo jacket, and its Autumn Ball launched the social and marital careers of generations of debutantes. Renowned Gilded-Age architects built in its bucolic landscape palaces in European historical styles for the Astor’s, Morgan’s and Vanderbilt’s.

            A man of many talents, Lorillard also managed a successful tobacco company. He raced horses. He raced sailing yachts. His scholarly interest propelled him to fund archaeological expeditions in South America. His wife wouldn’t come to his death bed, but chose to be buried next to him.

            The story of this fascinating man will be presented by Chiu Yin Hempel, author of an award-winning trilogy of full-color illustrated books on Tuxedo Park, covering its architecture, history and landscape. A senior publishing executive and a Trustee of the Preservation League of New York State, she has lived in Tuxedo Park for 20 years.

            The Club will be open at 11:30 for guests to enjoy the patio. Lunch will be served at noon.

 

 

RESERVATION FORM

  • Enclosed is my check for  tickets for the Tuxedo Park Luncheon on November 1 at $50 each. Total: $  

Name                                                              Email                                                 

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RESERVATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017

Proceeds benefit members of the NW Bergen History Coalition and the Historical Society of Rockland County. 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          Historical Society of Rockland County

Your name will be on a list at the door. Directions will be emailed to you. Information: kayyeomans@optonline.net or 201.327.2236

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

 

Train Display at the Mahwah Public Library

Model Train Display at Mahwah Public Library

Donald Cooper

Beginning November 5 and running through November 11, 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 5 —-     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 6 —- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7 —-    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 8 —-    10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 9 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, November 10 —-     10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 11  —  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.