Event at Mahwah Library- Using Newspapers to Document Mahwah’s Past


This event will take place at the Mahwah Public Library. 100 Ridge Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430. It begins at 7:00 PM.

Dr. Cathy Moran Hajo and members of the Mahwah Newspaper Project will talk about their grant funded project digitizing newspaper clippings held by the Mahwah Museum. Dr. Moran Hajo will discuss stories historians can find in the news, providing examples, and demonstrate how to use them. Project participants will discuss interesting clippings and stories uncovered through the project. She will also discuss volunteer opportunities in this ongoing project– transcribing clippings, scanning and entering clippings and reviewing work.  This program is free.  No registration is necessary.  Seats are on a “first come” basis.


Veterans’ Day at Mahwah Museum

Veterans’ Day Troop Train

In honor of Veterans’ Day on November 11, the Donald Cooper Model Railroad will feature our troop train on November 11,2018. Troop trains were used in World War Two to move troops from their homes to staging areas for deployment overseas.

Also, in thanks to Veterans admission to the museum will be free for Veterans and their immediate families on Nov. 11.

Please have your military ID ready to show our docents, we thank you greatly for your service.

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 1-4 PM. Admission to the railroad is included in your admission to the museum. If you are interested in model railroading, we would welcome you as a member of our crew. The requirements are a love of the hobby, being twelve years of age or older, and becoming a member of the Mahwah Museum Society. If you have any questions please click here to email our train crew or call 201-512-0099 and leave a message for the train crew.


Help Support the Mahwah Museum with Amazon Smile!

If you’re doing some shopping on Amazon.com, please consider using the Amazon Smile program and donating part of your purchase to the Mahwah Museum! Amazon Smile is a program run by the online retailer, Amazon, which will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to the charity you select. It costs you (and the charitable organizations) nothing, and it’s just like shopping on Amazon normally, but you get to do a world of good.
The Mahwah Museum is part of the Amazon Smile program and with a few simple steps, the 0.5% of your purchases made on Amazon can be donated to the Museum… which will in turn be used in the upkeep and running of our facility, new exhibits, programs, lectures, gallery talks, and all of the things that make the Mahwah Museum an integral part of the community.
To start donating,  you simply visit smile.amazon.com, go to your account settings, and change your charity to The Mahwah Museum. It’s just like shopping on Amazon—only you get to support your favorite charity without doing anything extra (not even donating time or effort).