The mission of Mahwah Museum is to preserve and present the history of the community and its connection to the region. Museum exhibits display information about the history of Mahwah and the surrounding community.
We thanks our many volunteers, docents, train crew members, researchers, musicians and community members who make this possible. Here are some of the projects the museum has been involved with in our community.
Past Museum Events
The Mahwah Museum presents many lectures, gallery talks, workshops, and special events every season, as well as presenting new exhibits and updating the Les Paul and Donald Cooper Model Railroad permanent exhibits. The museum also maintains the Old Station Museum and Caboose.
Many of these events are free for museum members. Visit our membership page for more information about joining us.
Holiday Trains and Santa – December 2019
Carmelite Retreat Chapman Estate Tour – November 2019
Ramapo College Comes to Mahwah Lecture – October 2019
Palisades Amusement Park Lecture – October 2019
Opening Reception – New Exhibits – September 2019
Jazz Guitar Workshop with Frank Vignola – March 2019
History Day – Spring 2018
Keeping Hobo History Alive – September 2018
The Great War Lecture – January 2018
Visit From Gene Paul – October 2017
Lou Pallo Tribute Concert – June 2017
Tommy Emmanuel and Friends – March 2017
Donald Cooper Model Railroad – ongoing
Winter O-Gauge Train Display at Mahwah Public Library – November 2019
Mahwah Trivia Night at Mahwah Bar and Grill – November 2019
NWBHC Prohibition Luncheon – November 2019
Digitization Project – 2018 – ongoing
Old Station and Caboose renovations – Summer 2019
NWBHC WWI Centennial Bazaar – May 2017