Lecture: Growing up in Mahwah in the 1940’s

Growing up in Mahwah, in the 1940s

On Thursday April 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Roger Howard and Jane Vilmar will present stories of their personal experiences of growing up in Mahwah in the 1940’s. Part of the Mahwah Museum Lecture Series, the lecture will take place at the Ramapo Reformed Church, 100 Island Rd., Mahwah.  Admission is $3, free for museum members.  Contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org for reservations or call 201-512-0099.  Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Roger Howard moved to Mahwah in 1937.  He attended Mahwah schools until his family moved out in 1950.  Roger will discuss the schools, social life centered around Winter pond and the Ramapo Reformed Church.  He will also talk about the place of sports in Mahwah. Jane Vilmar, who lived in Mahwah for a long time, will join Roger and offer her perspective.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently featuring the new exhibits Kilmer: The Man and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles as well as the continuing exhibits Mahwahs Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, and Medicine in Mahwah. 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.

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