April 2 -Postponed- The Making of a Village: Ridgewood Comes of Age, 1894-1905

Postponed  A Lecture by Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm at Mahwah Museum 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….

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Free Gifts for Mahwah Residents Who visit during April

Attention Mahwah Residents! The Mahwah Museum is offering two special free gifts to all Mahwah residents who visit the Museum during April (while supplies last). The first of these gifts is an historical map of Mahwah based on the 1876 Atlas of Bergen County, with additional information from other maps dating as far back as…

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April 2 – The Making of a Village: Ridgewood Comes of Age, 1894-1905

A Lecture by Peggy Norris and Joe Suplicki Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm at Mahwah Museum 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. The…

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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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Inventors: The Havemeyers

Three generations of Havemeyers were inventors.  As you know, Theodore A. Havemeyer came to Mahwah in 1879 and established Mountain Side Farm, much of which is Ramapo College.  He died in 1897.  Although Theodore had nine children only his sons, Henry O. Havemeyer and Frederick C. Havemeyer, continued a presence in Mahwah.  Henry O. Havemeyer…

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Inventors: Fitzwilliam Sargent (1859-1939)

Fitzwilliam Sargent was called the “father of brake-shoe engineering” and he obtained multiple patents for improvement of railroad brake shoes. He was born in 1859 in Philadelphia and attended Lehigh University where he graduated in 1879 with a Civil Engineering degree. He came to Mahwah (then Hohokus Township) in 1902 as the chief engineer of…

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