The First World War

THE MAHWAH MUSEUM AND DONALD COOPER MODEL RAILROAD ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER.

We will reopen on September 30, 2017.

Please visit the Old Station Museum and Caboose, open Sundays 2-4 pm through September 17, 2017.

1871 Old Station Lane Mahwah NJ 07430.

*During the Summer we will be mounting this exhibit, which will open on September 30, 2017.*

The First World War

“Sarajevo to Versailles”

This exhibit will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war, at the end of which most European Empires, except Great Britain, ceased to exist and the League of Nations was formed to prevent the repetition of such a conflict. The Mahwah Museum wants to share these events with younger generations who may not be familiar with ‘The Great War’, as well as with older generations whose family histories may have been impacted by the war.

The War of 1914-1918, also known as the “Great War,” was a world historical event, recognized as such by contemporaries. The wealthy and powerful Western nations and empires that had come to dominate the globe wrecked themselves in a paroxysm of destruction unmatched in any previous era. Empires toppled, millions died, and the world changed forever.

This exhibit includes the history of Mahwah soldiers who served in the war.

Part II will cover the United States’ involvement in conflict and will open in 2018.