Vinyl Listening Party

Vinyl Listening Party

On Thursday October 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. 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:$20, paid in advance to reserve your spot.

Admission is $15.00 for museum members. To purchase a ticket as museum member please email director@mahwahmuseum.org and an invoice will be sent to you upon conformation of your membership.

Please click here to purchase your reservation online, as a non-member.

Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for more information or call 201-512-0099.

     This event will focus on Music Of New Jersey. Les Paul, The Four Seasons, Frank Sinatra, and a certain fellow from Asbury Park are just part of the program. There will be old and new music, spanning across multiple music genres. All the selections are coming from carefully selected vinyl pressings that are notable for their vintage and their outstanding sound quality. This is a truly unique happening that will be a lot of fun and shouldn’t be missed!  The museum is well chosen to co-host this event with Ray since it has on display, among other important artifacts, Les Paul lathe and his sound on sound machine.  Participants in this event will be able to visit this exhibit and hear more about this amazing collection of artifacts.

Ray Ullmer, who will co-host this event, amid an amazing collection of Les Paul artifacts, has always been a huge music fan, and has been collecting albums in various formats since he was a teen. Throughout all that time, though, vinyl has always occupied a special place in his heart. When he recently upgraded his home system with a new turntable and speakers, he started the Cragmere Vinyl Club for like-minded music fans to play their favorite albums for each other. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CragmereVinylClub)

Luncheon and Presentation by Elaine Weiss Author of THE WOMAN’S HOUR

Join us for a luncheon & presentation by Elaine Weiss

Author of THE WOMAN’S HOUR

Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 A.M. Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive  Ramsey, NJ 07446

Sponsored by The Northwest Bergen History Coalition

Admission: 50$ per person (cash bar)

Book signing at 11:30 AM, lunch will be served at 12 noon.

        Join us as noted author Elaine Weiss shares a moment in history that changed all of our lives. in 1920, after 70 years of struggle begun by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote was near to passing. The amendment had 35 ‘yes’ votes but needed one more. Tennessee was their last chance. That August brought a divergent group of suffragettes “Suffs” to Tennessee, a holdout state that could push the count to 36. They came to confront the “Antis” (women who feared the moral decay of the family and the nation) and the Tennessee politicians who did not want women to influence the upcoming election.

Elaine Weiss brings together all the elements of this turbulent time in which “the core themes of American history-race,class, money, gender, state’s rights, power and democracy- all came to play in Nashville.” Indeed, the original suffragettes for women’s rights had begun as abolitionists working to abolish slavery. Now, descending on Tennessee, later suffragettes – led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Sue White and Alice Paul, who often differed among themselves, would be challenged by most men and by Josephine Pearson, proud leader of the Tennessee “Antis.”

Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalists and writer. Her first book, Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army in the Great War was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Highly acclaimed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Woman’s Hour  has been optioned by Amblin TV for adaptation as either a TV movie or a limited series.

 

RESERVATION FORM

  • Enclosed is my check for ____ tickets for the Coalition Luncheon on November 1 at $50 each. Total: $  ___
  • Please reserve ___ book(s), The Woman’s Hour, at $20 each: $____                                        Check Total: $_____

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RESERVATION DEADLINE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2018

Proceeds benefit members of the NW Bergen History Coalition. 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          General Coalition ____

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

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

Note: For advance reading, books may be purchased ahead of time for $20 at The Hermitage Museum and Mahwah Museum

 

 

 

November Lecture: The History of the Hermitage, The Revolutionary War Period

 

 

On Thursday November 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Victoria Harty, Executive Director of the Hermitage Museum, will present the History of the Hermitage: The Revolutionary War period. Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430.  Admission is $5, free for museum members.  Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

The history of the Hermitage was shaped by the families who lived there. During the 1770s, the Hermitage was owned by Marcus Prevost, an officer in the British Army. With the outbreak of the American Revolution, Prevost was recalled into active duty, leaving his wife Theodosia at the Hermitage. Theodosia Prevost found herself at the crossroads of the American Revolution, with her home at the Hermitage positioned in the middle of the British and the Americans. Though married to a British officer, Theodosia entertained prominent members of the patriot elite that included General Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Marquis de Lafayette, among others. During the war, Theodosia also met Aaron Burr. The two quickly developed an intimate friendship that attracted immense criticism and disapproval. After the death of her husband and the end of the war, Theodosia and Burr married at the Hermitage. This lecture is based on a current exhibition at the Hermitage Museum entitled, A Revolutionary Woman: Theodosia Prevost at the Hermitage.

Victoria Harty is the Executive Director of The Hermitage Museum, A National Historic Landmark in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College and two Master’s Degrees from New York University. She has worked in the field of public history and historic preservation for the past decade in various institutions in Vermont, New York and New Jersey. Victoria has been involved with The Hermitage Museum, first as an intern and then a staff member, since 2011.

Become a Volunteer Docent at Mahwah Museum!

Become a Volunteer Docent at Mahwah Museum!

If you are looking for an interesting and fun way to get involved with local history, please consider becoming a volunteer docent at  Mahwah Museum!

Docents work on Saturdays, Sundays, or Wednesdays from 1pm to 4 pm September-June
Our docents are volunteers who open the Museum, guide our visitors to the exhibits, answer questions, and close the Museum at the end of the day.

Docents are needed from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays from Mid-September to June when the Museum is open.

Docents let us know their availability, and are scheduled according to their requests.

Docents can work as often as they like, and new docents are teamed with experienced docents.
If you choose to volunteer, you will be trained in all of the things you need to know about being a docent, and you will be scheduled months in advance so you can know when you are to help. Docents trade places with each other if problems with scheduling arise, so that the Museum always has docents when the public is invited.

Please email or call the museum if interested- director@mahwahmuseum.org (201) 512-0099