The Mahwah Museum will be closed Wednesday Feb. 20, 2019 due to the anticipated winter storm, to ensure the safety of our visitors and docents.
The DCMRR is always closed on Wednesday’s.
The Mahwah Museum will return to normal operating hours (1-4 PM) on Saturday Feb. 23, 2019.
Thank you for understanding, please stay safe and warm.
On Thursday March 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Craig Long will outline the history of the Suffern Railroad and the development of towns in both Rockland County New York and Bergen County New Jersey. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Craig H. Long was born and raised in Suffern and has family roots in the community dating back to the 1700s. Craig will outline the history of the Suffern Railroad and the development of towns in both Rockland County New York and Bergen County New Jersey. His emphasis of course will be Suffern and its New Jersey neighbor Mahwah. He is the historian for the Village of Suffern as well as Montebello and the Town of Ramapo and has authored several local history publications. He is also a leader in the Suffern Railroad Museum.
This lecture is hosted by the Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430. The Museum is currently featuring the exhibits Kilmer: The Man Kilmer: The War Years, and WWI Part I and WWI Part II. 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.
Vinyl Listening Party
On Thursday March 28, 2019 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.
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Mahwah Museum will be hosting its second Vinyl Listening Party on Thursday March 28, 2010.The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with wine and cheese, before the music begins. This will be an opportunity to visit the outstanding collection of artifacts from the Les Paul Estate on exhibit at the museum. Les’ lathe, sound on sound machine, eight track and mixing board are all here and cannot be found anywhere else. The first Vinyl Listening Party in the museum was very well received,
The theme for the evening is: Guitar Heroes.
So hold on tight for Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Angus Young, Eric Clapton, Nancy Wilson, and many, many more! It will be a night of guitar anthems, most you’ll know well but some surprises, too! And of course – the local guitar hero: Les Paul.
A feature that night will be the 2010 Jeff Beck and Imelda May – How High the Moon – tribute to Les Paul on the one year of his death.
All coming, of course, off of audiophile vinyl records.
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)
We are now open with these exhibits:
We are featuring four exhibits for the 2018-2019 season, “Kilmer, The Man, Kilmer, The War Years, The First World War Part I and the First World War Part II.
Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430.
Admission to the museum is $5, free for museum members.
Our first exhibit “The First World War Part I and the First World War Part II ” will document the role of the United States in the First World War.
This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war, at the end of which most European Empires, except Great Britain, ceased to exist, and the League of Nations was formed to prevent the repetition of such a conflict. Mahwah Museum wants to share these events with younger generations not familiar with the Great War, as well as with older generations whose family histories may have been impacted by the war.
Our second exhibit “Kilmer, The Man & Kilmer, The War Years” will focus on local Poet Joyce Kilmer. “A patriot and warrior, a poet and lecturer, a husband and a father, a sergeant in WWI.”
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the death of Joyce Kilmer- poet, journalist and lecturer who enlisted in 1917 to join the fighting and died in action in July, 1918 as a Sergeant with the Fighting 69th. This exhibit tells the story of this greatly-admired hero.
When the Museum is reopened for the 2018-2019 season we will be featuring, aside from our new exhibits, our permanent exhibits:
Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad.
The Donald Cooper Model Railroad
The Museum’s Donald Cooper Railroad is an operating HO-Scale model railroad with many trains traveling between levels and on different routes. Centralized electronic switches allow the operator to control the entire layout from the DCC central control panels. The railroad yard is fully functional allowing operators to make up trains and dispatch them to their own destinations. The four-level high layout has three independent scenic modules that are constantly changing, as well as a trolley, a subway system, logging station, waterfall, roundhouse and turntable. We invite engineers of all ages to come and visit our ever-changing and growing railroad world. The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open on WEEKENDS ONLY, and NOT open on Wednesday. For information about joining the train crew, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-512-0099.
Please note: the DCMRR is not a free train display (admission is free only for members of the museum) and it is not a train ride.
Les Paul in Mahwah
Mahwah Museum has a small permanent exhibit featuring some Les Paul history which allows visitors to learn the essential facts of Les Paul’s life and career. It has sections on his inventions and innovations, a display of one-of-a-kind precious guitars made especially for Les, and a re-creation of the studio in which Les did his work. Learn how this creative genius transformed rock, country and jazz music. See how he and Mary Ford performed for their weekly radio show from their home in Mahwah.
Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission in the Department of State.
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- email@example.com (201) 512-0099