Thurgood Marshall Comes to Hillburn Saturday, April 15 @ 11:00am Presented in-person & online. Registration required for virtual attendance and strongly urged for in-person attendance, as space is limited. In 1943, the local leader of the NAACP in Hillburn, New York, Marion Van Dunk, reached out to the New York office to assist the Ramapough and...
A Memoriam: Chris Dater
We heard the news that Chris Dater died on August 13, 2022 with much sorrow. Chris followed his mother and father, Tom and Joan Dater as friends and supporters of the Mahwah Museum. The Daters gave the museum access to the files of the Ramsey Journal and the Home and Store News for our research. ...
From Mahwah to Moscow – North Jersey’s Trolley Era via Model and Memorabilia
From Mahwah to Moscow – North Jersey’s Trolley Era via Model and Memorabilia Presented at the Old Station Museum, 1871 Old Station Lane Sundays 2:00-4:00pm, starting June 26th In an era before most people could afford automobiles, the trolley provided economical mass transit. Dreamt to run from Suffern through Paterson, the North Jersey Rapid Transit...
Save the Caboose!
History of Erie Caboose 04940 The story of Erie Caboose 04940 begins with an order for 25 Northeast-style cabooses for the Erie Railroad in 1929. The order was placed with the Magor Car Company located in Clifton, New Jersey. Magor was a leader in manufacturing freight cars for the major railroads. Northeast-style cabooses were short...
In Memoriam: Carol Clinger
It is with great sadness that we note the passing of the marvelous Carol Clinger last month. Her exceptional work as a Drama and Acting Teacher at Mahwah High School and as the co-founder of Small Town and Fancy Players left a lasting impact on this community and her work is amply documented in our...
Ramapough– Legacy and Heritage
Ramapough– Legacy and Heritage Opening October 2021 Spanning 300 years of Ramapough Indian legacy in this region, we present early artifacts, Indian folklore, land contracts & the Bayard Trading Post, lost identity during the Industrial Age, education history, the establishment of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, and today’s heritage work.
YOU ARE HERE! 150 years of Mahwah Train and Town History in Film and Pictures
YOU ARE HERE! 150 years of Mahwah Train and Town History in Film and Pictures Opening October 2021 Visit our screening room to watch and learn how Mahwah got its place on the Erie-Lackawanna Railroads and became a destination location!
Want to be a part of your community’s history? Get involved with the Mahwah Museum! We are currently accepting candidates to fill our Membership Director and Treasurer roles. If interested, email a letter to email@example.com. The Mahwah Museum is a non-profit 501 c(3) organization. Be a part of your community’s history. Become a part of...
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Mahwah Train Station
The Old Station Museum will be open starting on April 10th and for all of the Saturdays following in April, May, June, September & October from 1 to 4 pm. It will also be open for three consecutive days on the Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday weekends.
Ramapough Lenape Heritage – Archaeology, History & Culture: 10,500 BC to the Present.
A very good way to learn about Native American history in the Mahwah area is to read noted author Edward Lenik’s most recent book “Ramapough Lenape Heritage - Archaeology, History & Culture: 10,500 BC to the Present.
150th Anniversary of the Mahwah Train Station
The Mahwah Museum Board of Trustees announces that the museum will be recognizing and celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Mahwah Train Station in 2021.
View the webinars – Les Paul’s Recording Innovations with Gene Paul
Two videos from the Les Paul Legacy Series have been posted. View them here.