April- Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918

Gallery Talk

Joyce Kilmer


On Sunday April 8, 2018 at 1:15 p.m Linda Amagasu will present a gallery talk about Joyce Kilmer’s life in Mahwah. This talk will take place in the upstairs gallery of the Mahwah Museum. Seating is limited; advanced reservations are recommended. To reserve, email gallerytalks@mahwahmuseum.org or call 201.512.0099. Gallery talks are free with museum admission.

During this talk Linda will outline Joyce Kilmer’s life growing up, those who influenced him, his education and work history as well as his life in Mahwah. She will also cover his conversion to Catholicism from Episcopalianism prior to his enlistment in World War I. The Mahwah Museum is currently paying tribute to Joyce Kilmer. He once lived in the Cragmere section of HoHoKus Township (now the Township of Mahwah) between 1912 and 1916. During his life here he wrote “Trees” and other important poems.

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430. Museum hours are weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm. Current exhibits at the Mahwah Museum include Medicine in Mahwah, Mahwah’s Herstory: The Changing Roles of Women in Mahwah’s History, Joyce Kilmer- The Man, and WWI. Permanent exhibits are: Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends only from 1-4 pm. Admission to the Museum, is $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.