The Museum will be featuring a new exhibit, Revealed: Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote, which is a revealing look at some of the toughest battles undertaken by women, several from New Jersey and New York, to win the right to vote. 2020 is the centennial year for the passage of the 19th Amendment. ...
Ramapo College students from the 1970’s, including Vincent Marchese, Carol Ryan Peterson, and Dean Shapiro, will share their memories of the early years of the college. Afterward, the floor will be open for other Ramapo College students of the 70’s to discuss their experiences and share their memories of the formative years of the school.
We are delighted to announce that the Mahwah Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
At this time, the Museum will only be open one day per week, on Saturdays, from 1 to 4 pm.
To ensure the safety of our guests and our docents, we have made some adjustments to our operations.
Luthier Jeff Zacher will demonstrate the techniques necessary to adjust a guitar for optimal playability and tone. Participants will receive individualized attention as they work on their own guitars. $20.00
It has been 49 years since Palisades Amusement Park closed its gates for the last time. But the memories of the legendary fun center are still as vivid today in the minds of the over-50 crowd as they were back in the park’s heyday. To celebrate the history of this New Jersey landmark, the Mahwah Museum will be presenting an online Zoom event featuring special guests who all share a unique inside perspective about the park.
Bergen County Historians Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki will present a lecture on these critical years of this Bergen center. Using documents, maps and historic panoramic photos, they will illustrate Ridgewood's growth and transformation into a village.
An online guitar workshop with award-winning guitarist Muriel Anderson on Saturday, September 12, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. The cost of the workshop is $35.00 per student.
Open to guitarists of all levels, the workshop is designed to help you make the most of your time with your guitar.
Our mission is to gather, preserve and tell the story of Mahwah’s history. We are living through an historical moment like no other, and the Museum will be gathering stories, photographs, videos and artifacts to add to our archives. Visit our website for details in the next few weeks.
The Hinsdale Tree of Life Quilt will be on display at the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlets Show scheduled for June 11-12, 2021 at Old Paramus Reformed Church and Schoolhouse Museum, Ridgewood, NJ.
The Mahwah Museum has acquired a DCC with sound HO scale model of a NJ Transit ALP 45-DP locomotive and the bi-level passenger cars that are assigned to them. This is the newest equipment owned by NJ Transit that runs on all the commuter lines throughout the state of New Jersey. These are dual mode locomotives which are capable of running either on the electrified portions of the system or in diesel territory. They were part of Ed Skurna's final gift to the museum.