Beauty in the Cemetery

cemetery photo MAHWAH MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

Beauty in the Cemetery
Presented by Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki

Thursday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramapo Reformed Church Education Bldg., 100 Island Road, Mahwah NJ

Take a virtual tour with Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki through some Bergen County and Mahwah Cemeteries. Learn about fashion in tombstones, kinds of cemeteries, and some of the interesting people buried in them. Our cemeteries are rich sources of remembrance and art. Monuments range from humble field stone markers to the most elaborate marble sculpture to modern eclecticism.

Admission $3.00 – Members free, refreshments served.

Reservations are recommended – to reserve, fill out the form below or contact 201-512-0099

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.

Searching for Ramapo Valley and Bergen County Ancestors

union sildier and wifeMAHWAH MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

Searching for Ramapo Valley and Bergen County Ancestors

Presented by Maria Hopper
Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramapo Reformed Church Education Bldg., 100 Island Road, Mahwah NJ

Maria Hopper, a Certified Genealogist* will give tips on finding records both on and off the internet for doing research on your ancestors. Maria will cover what’s on the internet and what’s not, the use of local church, census and cemetery records, local newspaper and library resourses, and finding and using Bergen County court records. Examples will be given using local Mahwah families.

Maria Hopper has been interested in genealogy, particularly her husband’s Bergen County roots, for more than 35 years. She is past president of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, and is currently a Trustee Emeritus. After retiring from teaching in 2003, she began a second career as a professional genealogist, helping clients discover their roots. In August 2006 she became a Certified Genealogist. (Marie is one of only three Certified Genealogists* in the state of New Jersey.) She has written and published The Hopper Family Genealogy; Descendants of Andries Willemszen Hoppe(n); The First Six Generations, and is currently working on the completion of her next book, The Hopper Family Genealogy; The Seventh and Eighth Generations.

*Certified Genealogist or CG, is a service mark for the Board for Certified Genealogists, used under license by board certified genealogists after periodic evaluation: the Board name registered in the USPTO. Visit www.bcgcertification.org for more information.

Reservations recommended:
201.512.0099 lectures@mahwahmuseum.org
Admission $3.00 – Members free, refreshments served.

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.

The Genius of Les Paul

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Les Paul

MAHWAH MUSEUM LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS

The Genius of Les Paul
Presented by Seth Cluett

Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramapo Reformed Church Education Bldg., 100 Island Road, Mahwah NJ

Modern American music has benefited immeasurably from the innovations of Les Paul. In addition to his invention of the solid body electric guitar, his impact on music technology has revolutionized the recording process. Paul pioneered the development of multitrack recording and is credited with having invented the first eight-track tape recorder and the technique of overdubbing. Seth Cluett will discuss the wide-ranging influence of this self-made iconoclast who did much of his work from his home in Mahwah where he lived for close to sixty years.

Seth Cluett is an artist, composer, and theorist whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, concert music, and critical writing. His “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). The recipient of grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund, Meet the Composer, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Cluett has published articles for BYPASS, Shifter, Intransitive, The Open Space Magazine, Leonardo Music Journal, 306090, Earshot, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. He has presented at venues such as MassMoCA, The Kitchen, GRM, Palais de Tokyo, STEIM, and Dundee Contemporary Arts and his work is documented on Line, Radical Matters, Sedimental, and Winds Measure recordings. In the fall of 2012, Cluett joined the faculty of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches courses in audio engineering as well as electronic and experimental sound practices as an Assistant Professor of Music Production.

Admission $3.00 – Members free, refreshments served.
Reservations recommended:
201.512.0099 lectures@mahwahmuseum.org

The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.