2019-2020 Public Events Schedule

 Special Events for 2019-2020:

 Mahwah Museum presents many special events, in addition to our lectures series, throughout the year.


Nov. 10-16, 2019:  Train Display at Mahwah Public Library. At Mahwah Public Library, 100 Ridge Road Mahwah, NJ.

Nov. 09-10, 2019:  Troop Trains Running on the DCMRR for Veterans Day. 1-4 pm.  At Mahwah Museum.

November 13, 2019:  Northwest Bergen History Coalition and the Historical Society of Rockland Luncheon and Presentation- Prohibition Years in Bergen and Rockland County– 11 am at Ramsey Country Club. $50.00 per person.

November 14, 2019: History Trivia Night at Mahwah Bar and Grill. 7 pm.  2 Island Rd, Mahwah.

November 29, 2019- December 20, 2019: Holiday Trains Display and Special Friday Night hours at our Donald Cooper Model RR exhibit. Open regular hours, PLUS Friday nights from 6-8 pm.  At Mahwah Museum.

December 20, 2019: Santa Claus visits the Donald Cooper Model RR!  7 – 7:30 pm.  At Mahwah Museum.


January 11, 2020: Screening of Film “American Native” 11:00am at Mahwah Museum.

February 13, 2020: Palisades Amusement Park Trivia Night at Mahwah Bar and Grill. 7:00 pm at MBG, 2 Island Rd, Mahwah, NJ.

March 7, 2020: Screening of the Award-winning PBS Documentary: Palisades Amusement Park.  11:00am at Mahwah Museum.

March 12, 2020: Mahwah History Trivia Night at Mahwah Bar and Grill.  7:00 pm at MBG, 2 Island Rd., Mahwah, NJ.


The following events will be reschedule in the fall of 2020.  Please check back for updates.  


April 4, 2020: Sound on Sound(s): Exploring the Evolution of Les Paul’s Pioneering Recording Techniques on the Road to Multi-Track Recording.  11:00 am at Mahwah Museum.

May 9, 2020Workshop: How to Care for and Maintain Your Guitar.  10:00 am at Mahwah Museum. Cost $35, advance registration.

June 7, 2020: Les Paul at 105: Free Concert on the Lawn.  With Lou Pallo and the Les Paul Trio, Frank Vignola, Gary Mazzaroppi, Vinnie Raniolo.   1-4:00 pm at Mahwah Museum.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets.


2019-2020 Lecture Series Schedule:


Admission to lectures is free for Mahwah Museum members and $5.00 for others.  Refreshments are served after the lecture.

To become a member of Mahwah Museum online please click here.

Reservation are suggested; to reserve a seat, contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.


October 3, 2019Palisades Amusement Park. Presented by Vince Gargiulo, Palisades Amusement Park Historian. At Mahwah Museum

October 20, 2019:  Ramapo College Comes to Mahwah. Presented by Bill Dator. In the York Room at Ramapo College 505 Ramapo Valley Rd Mahwah, NJ 07430 2:00 pm. 

November 9, 2019:  Life at Ramapo in Year One, Students Perspective. Panel Discussion.  Ramapo College Trustee Pavilion, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd Mahwah, NJ. * 11 am.

December 5, 2019: Using DNA Testing for Genealogy.  Presented by Dr. Cathy Hajo.  At Mahwah Museum.  7:30 pm.



January 18, 2020:  Life at Ramapo in Year One- Faculty Perspective. Panel Discussion. 11:00 am at Mahwah Museum.

February 6, 2020: Alfred P. Smith: African American Newspaper Publisher.  7:30 pm at Mahwah Museum.

March 5, 2020: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage.  7:30 pm at Mahwah Museum.


The following events will be rescheduled to the Fall of 2020 – check back for updates. 


April 2, 2020The Making of a Village:  Ridgewood Grows Up, 1894-1905.  7:30 pm at Mahwah Museum.

May 7, 2020: Les Paul and Leo Fender7:00 pm at MAHWAH PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ.  FREE.

June 4, 2020: Caring for Les Paul’s Ampex Equipment.  7:30 pm at Mahwah Museum.