What’s in Your Attic?
with Cathy Moran Hajo
Saturday, October 16, 2021- Mahwah Museum
Registration Required (see below)
Before historical artifacts and papers make it to the Museum, they live in our basements, attics, file cabinets and closets. What makes a piece of Mahwah history museum-worthy?
Archives director Cathy Moran Hajo will lead a brief discussion of how the museum decides what kinds of artifacts to accept and how they are used for research and exhibits. But we want to share the bulk of the program with you — show us the unique bits of history that you have in your house or on your property. Tell us your families stories about it– where did it come from, who saved it, what does it mean to you? Fill out this form and send photos of your item and your story and we will put together the program for this event.
Cathy Moran Hajo is the vice president and archives director of the Mahwah Museum. She is a historian who works at Ramapo College, directing and editing the Papers of Jane Addams as a freely accessible digital edition. She has a Ph.D. in history from New York University and a B.A. from Ramapo College. She has lived in Mahwah for most of her life, moving here in 1969.
If you have artifacts, photos or documents you’d like to share about contact Cathy Hajo in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below.
Admission for non-members is $5 and will be collected at the door.