Nov. 14 History Trivia Night at Mahwah Bar and Grill

Nov. 14 History Trivia Night at Mahwah Bar and Grill

On Thursday November 14 at 7:00 p.m.  Mahwah Museum will be hosting a Mahwah history trivia night at Mahwah Bar and Grill. This event will take place at Mahwah Bar and Grill 2 Island Rd. Mahwah, NJ 07430.

Calling local history buffs! Test your knowledge against your neighbors on all things Mahwah history. Join a team (of 4) or bring your friends for a one of a kind competition. Enjoy great food and refreshments. This special event will be held at Mahwah Bar and Grill. There will be no admission charge and a percentage of purchases made during/at the event will be donated to the museum.

This event is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430.  The Museum reopened for the season on Sept. 22, 2019, featuring these exhibits: A College Comes to Mahwah, Ramapo College 1965-1975, Palisades Amusement Park Comes to Mahwah, and, Mahwah’s His-TREE, 75 years as a township. 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 www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering

Nov. 13 NWBHC and HSRC Prohibition Luncheon and Presentation

Join us tor a Luncheon & Presentation on the Prohibition Years in Bergen & Rockland Counties

Wednesday November 13, 2019

11:00 A.M.- Lunch served 12 noon Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive Ramsey, NJ

$so per person (cash bar)

Co-sponsored by The Northwest Bergen History Coalition & The Historical Society of Rockland County

The 1919 song title says it all: “How Are You Going to Wet Your Whistle When the Whole Darn World Goes Dry?” In November 1919 that is exactly what people in

Bergen County and Rockland County were wondering. The Prohibition Amendment had passed in January 1919 and would take effect in January 1920. Join us for a fun luncheon and learn how people in our area solved that dilemma. Four panelists will share slides and stories -and you might even learn the words to the song.

 

R E S E R V A T I O N   F O R M

Enclosed is my check for _ tickets for the Prohibition Luncheon on November 13 at $50 each.                 Total: $                _

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RESERVATION  DEADLINE : TUESDAY, NOVEMBER  6, 2019

Proceeds benefit members of NW Bergen History Coalition &  Historical Society of Rockland County. Please credit historical society of:

Allendale   Franklin Lakes               Glen Rock         The Hermitage   Mahwah  Ramsey  Ridgewood

Oakland         Upper Saddle River         Waldwick Museum of Local History   Waldwick Signal Tower

Wyckoff HS         Zabriskie House         Historical Society of Rockland County

 

Valet Parking Will Be Available

You Can Enter By the Speakeasy Door if You Give the Password: Thirsty

 

Your name will be on a list at the door.  Information: Michelle Dugan 201-995-0171

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

Nov. 9- Ramapo College in Year One- Student Panel

Ramapo College in Year One- Student Panel

 

On Saturday November 9 at 11:00 a.m.  Ramapo alumni Cynthia Brennen, Arthur Chill, John Durkin, Nelson Ramirez will discuss their first year at Ramapo College in 1971. Moderated by Charlie Carreras. Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at the Ramapo College Trustee Pavilion 505 Ramapo Valley Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430.

This panel of first year Ramapo Students will talk about their first year at Ramapo, what they expected and what they found. You will learn how this group and their classmates helped build this new state experimental college. The challenges faced, and there were many, helped build a sense of community- where many stepped forward to contribute to the final product.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430.  The Museum reopened for the season on Sept. 22, 2019, featuring these exhibits: A College Comes to Mahwah, Ramapo College 1965-1975, Palisades Amusement Park Comes to Mahwah, and, Mahwah’s His-TREE, 75 years as a township. 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 www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering

October 20-Ramapo College Comes to Mahwah

October 20, 2019- Ramapo College Comes to Mahwah

Courtesy of Vincent Marchese.

On Sunday October 20 at 2:00 p.m.  Bill Dator, Chairman and longtime member of the board of trustees of Ramapo College and Mahwah Museum trustee will present an informative lecture outlining the formation of Ramapo College.  Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place in the York Room at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah, NJ 07430.  

As the Chairman and a longtime member of the Board of Trustees of Ramapo College Bill is uniquely qualified to give this talk. In 1969 he wrote to authorities in Trenton, suggesting the Birch Estate as the best site for the new state college being planned for Bergen County. Bill knew and worked with the Birch family and was the agent whom arranged for the state of NJ and the Birch Estate to come together. Many other places were examined as a possible location before Mahwah was settled upon as the site for that new college. Bill will tell this story.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430.  The Museum will reopen for the season on Sept. 22, 2019, featuring these exhibits: A College Comes to Mahwah, Ramapo College 1965-1975, Palisades Amusement Park Comes to Mahwah, and, Mahwah’s His-TREE, 75 years as a township. 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 www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.

Donald Cooper Model RR OPEN-Weekends Only!

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad exhibit is open weekends SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY from 1-4pm.

Admission to the DCMRR is included with admission to the museum. Admission is $5.00 for non-members 18+, members and children are free.

**Please note: We CAN NOW process credit or debit cards inside the museum.***

Get on board with the Donald Cooper Model Railroad!  A four-level-high, DDC- controlled model train layout  has something for every size, child or adult.  The layout honors the importance of the railroad in Mahwah’s development and history!

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad continues to entertain children of all ages with seven trains running at a time. Adults and children delight as they watch over the four layers of the railroad, seeing the many wonderful things that are made possible only by the assistance of trains! As the passenger cars make their way through the Amtrak stops and the subway stations, and mine workers wait for their lumber load to arrive, thirty-car coal trains take large sweeping curves as they climb the grades of the two-track main mahwah5mahwah2line!

The Blue Main Line sits between the lower level and the large freight yard and passenger terminal. You can find either passenger or freight trains making their way along the rocky cliffs that identify this line. Trains coming from Union Station or the freight yard must enter this line before heading down the connector track to the large lower level main line.

Come visit our railroad to see it in action. See also our collection of Lionel “O” Gauge trains representing railroads all across the country and all types of locomotives.

This exhibit was made possible through the generous donations of Renee and Ebrima Darboe of Mahwah, New Jersey and the Margolis family of Ramsey, New Jersey.

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.

Please Note:

The DCMRR is NOT open on Wednesdays, it is NOT a train ride and it is NOT a free train display. The DCMRR is a permanent exhibit at Mahwah Museum, open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 Sept-June.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH THE DCMRR TRAIN CREW

Are you a train buff? The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is one of our most popular permanent exhibits. The layout is a favorite stop for children of all ages. For more information about how to volunteer with the DCMRR crew please click here.

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).
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