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'Mail On The Move In North West Bergen' Talk, Exhibit In Mahwah

The Mahwah Museum will have a gallery talk Jan. 17 on its new exhibit.
The Mahwah Museum will have a gallery talk Jan. 17 on its new exhibit. Photo Credit: Facebook

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Mahwah Museum Archive Director Tom Dunn will present a gallery talk about the "Mail on the Move in Northwest Bergen" exhibit Sunday.

Curated by Carol and Dick Greene, "Mail on the Move in Northwest Bergen" tells the story of the Colonial and United States post offices, as seen in Mahwah since the 1700s.

The exhibit presents rare artifacts, such as an 18th-century post rider’s saddle and mail bags, authentic Mahwah letters from 1800 to the 1900s and brass post boxes from the former 1936 Finch Building post office. A concise narrative takes the visitor through the golden age of stage coach travel and mail contracts, the amazing Railway Post Office, RFD service in rural Mahwah and the current 1967 post office.

Other new exhibits at the museum include "The Ramsey Journal and the Dater Family" and "Hohokus Township: Mahwah and Boroughitis in Northwest Bergen." Permanent exhibits are "Les Paul in Mahwah" and "The Donald Cooper Model Railroad."

Museum admission is free for children and members, $5 for non-members. Seating is limited so advance reservations are recommended. To reserve, e-mail or call 201-512-0099.

Gallery talks are free with museum admission. Mahwah Museum hours are weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. September through June.

This gallery talk will begin at 1:15 p.m. in the upstairs gallery of the museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah.

For more information on museum events, membership or volunteering, visit the museum's website or call 201-512-0099.

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