In Memoriam: Bucky Pizzarelli

The Mahwah Museum has lost a dear friend, Bucky Pizzarelli who died this week. Bucky assisted the museum on many occasions in the last decade as we built our archive on Les Paul and mounted our outstanding exhibit honoring the longtime Mahwah resident, who died in 2009. Les was frustrated by large prestigious institutions that…

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Museum Closed Until Further Notice

The Board of Trustees of the Mahwah Museum has decided to close the Museum to the public until further notice.  We are doing this out of concern for both our patrons and docents and to support the efforts to encourage social distance in an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19. We very much hope…

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In Memoriam: Ed Skurna (1939-2020)

The Mahwah Museum is saddened to report the death of Ed Skurna on February 9. Ed Skurna was a member of the Mahwah Museum model railroad volunteers for the last 10 years. He loved anything associated with railroads and, using his background in education to shared that knowledge with young and not-so-young visitors to our…

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New Exhibits for the 2019-2020 Season

New Exhibits for the 2019-2020 Season   Mahwah’s His-“TREE”:  75 Years as a Township, 1944-2019   Mahwah’s history dates back to the 1600s and 1700s, belonging to several territories with different names.  In the 1700s and 1800s, Mahwah grew from a seedling of Franklin Township and later stemmed from Hohokus Township.  As other towns broke…

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Donald Cooper Model RR Open Every Weekend 1-4 pm!

Family Favorite!  The Donald Cooper Model Railroad is open every weekend from 1-4 pm. Free for children and Museum members –  $5.00 for non-members.  Get on board with the Donald Cooper Model Railroad!  A four-level-high, DDC- controlled model train layout  has something for every size, child or adult.  The layout honors the importance of the railroad…

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Any Youngs, Hagermans, Bodines out there?

Any Youngs, Hagermans, Bodines out there? The Mahwah Museum archives are processing a large collection of photographs from the Martha Young Kuklinski Collection which document the lives of J. Frank Young (1905-1960) and Henrietta Morriss Young (1909-1984) and their families, ranging 1910-1940s. There are also some older historical family photographs. Henrietta Morriss’ mother was Bessie…

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