May 11: Chris Caffery, growing up in Mahwah

Musician Chris Caffery at Mahwah Museum  

On Thursday, May 11, 2017  at 7:30 p.m. Chris Caffery of the Trans Siberian Orchestra, will present a lecture detailing his experiences of growing up in Mahwah as well as his career as a guitarist with the Trans Siberian Orchestra and various other groups. 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. Reservations are STRONGLY suggested. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Born in Suffern and raised in Mahwah, Chris began playing guitar at the age of 11.  Chris made his first demo record at the age of 14; some of his earliest memories include performing the Beatles song “Help” for a show and tell in Kindergarten.  He has been pursuing a solo career and has released five CDs since 2004, including “Faces” and “House of Insanity.” A man of many talents, he is also a photographer and an artist; he created the cover art for his solo single “Death by Design.”  He is also marketing his original hot sauce recipes “Tears of the Sun” and “Grapes of Wrath,” for which he has received acclaim in the culinary world.

This lecture is hosted by Mahwah Museum, located at 201 Franklin Turnpike.  The Museum is currently featuring the new 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.