The mission of the Mahwah Museum is to preserve and present the history of the community and its connection to the region. Museum exhibits display information about the history of Mahwah and the surrounding community. Gallery talks are presented in the museum by volunteers who have researched and created the exhibits. The museum also presents a monthly lecture series offsite featuring programs related to local history, given by distinguished amateur and professional historians. Small group tours are also offered for schools, scouts, and other interested groups.
The Museum’s collection of artifacts, photographs, historical records, and documents are carefully preserved, documented, and cataloged and are available by appointment to historians and researchers.
By encouraging discovery, understanding, and appreciation of the region’s heritage, the Museum provides perspective for the present and the future.
The Museum is now open for the 2017-2018 season featuring the new exhibits: Kilmer, The Man, and WWI Sarajevo to Versailles, as well as updated exhibits: Mahwah’s 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. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays September-June from 1-4 pm. Admission is $5 for non-members; members and children are free.
Admission to the DCMRR is included with admission to the museum. It is $5.00 for non-members 17+, members and children are free. This is NOT a free train display.
201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430
**Please note: We cannot process credit or debit cards inside the museum.***
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from NJ Historical Commission, Department of State.
All work is done by volunteers. Please join us! Interested persons should contact the museum at 201-512-0099 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.