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Mahwah and Local Organizations

The Township of Mahwah  website is a resource for the local government of Mahwah.  Of particular interest to historians is the Historic Preservation Commission page.

The Mahwah Schools website gives you an understanding of the Mahwah Schools and its programs.  The Mahwah Schools Foundation is an important fund-raising organization promoting excellence in the schools.

The Mahwah Library has a wealth of information and enjoyment.  If you have a Mahwah library card, you can get online access to the Proquest Research Library and the Historical New York Times and much more at the site of the Bergen County Cooperative Library System under “Magazines, Newspapers and Reference Materials.”  You can also borrow books from over 100 libraries that make up the Bergen County Cooperative Library System.

The Greater Mahwah Chamber of Commerce site is an important resource about the businesses of the greater Mahwah area.  Use the Membership Directory part of that site to find local businesses who might be able to help you.

Ramapo College has been an important part of our community since 1971.  A four-year State liberal arts college, it has a lot to offer Mahwah residents.

The Bergen Highlands/Ramsey Rotary Club is one of our important benefactors and does great work, both locally and globally.


Bergen County

The Bergen County Historical Society site contains information about their archives, their newsletters, their lectures, the renovation of the Historic New Bridge Landing, and articles of interest about Bergen County History.  Of particular interest to Mahwah residents, you will find “Campgaw Mountain in the Cold War” by clicking on the link.

The Hermitage, a historic house museum in Ho-Ho-Kus, has lectures, guided tours, activities for students, and more.  They have a very interesting Historians’ Roundtable every month.  Click here to inquire about that round table.

The Ridgewood Public Library has a brand new genealogy and local history room featuring, among other things, the collections of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County.

The Northwest Bergen History Coalition

The northwest Bergen History Coalition is a group of historical organizations. Eight of these museums are on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Each museum is unique in its exhibits; together, their historic buildings and collection of artifacts present the rich history of Northwest Bergen County.

Many of our friends in the Northwest Bergen History Coalition have interesting and informative websites.  They include:

New Jersey

The starting point for New Jersey research is The New Jersey Historical Society.

If you don’t find what you need there, you can visit:

To access an interesting site that has a searchable collection of materials related to Hoboken, click here.

Further afield

For videos detailing the process of weaving, see the National Trust for Scotland’s Weavers Films.

For a search engine specifcally made to find History Museums, Cultural Centers and Historic Structures click here.