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Mahwah Museum Planning Two New Fall Exhibits, Seeking Info

The Mahwah Museum is working on two new exhibits for fall 2016 -- including the role of women in Mahwah's history.
The Mahwah Museum is working on two new exhibits for fall 2016 -- including the role of women in Mahwah's history. Photo Credit: Mahwah Museum

MAHWAH, N.J. -- The Mahwah Museum will be mounting two new exhibits to open in the fall of 2016 -- and it's seeking artifacts, photos and information.

One exhibit will look at the roles of women in Mahwah’s history, starting with its first settler, Blandina Bayard, and continuing through to 1960. It will highlight women’s activities, including pioneering and farming, changing roles in the workforce, and women’s accomplishments in the arts, in charitable organizations and in social reforms.

The museum is searching for a variety of artifacts for the exhibit, including cookbooks, diaries and letters, photos, cooking and preserving items, and even period hats and clothing. "Please help us recognize the accomplishments of women in Mahwah's history," the museum notes.

Contact Cathy Moran Hajo at chajo@ramapo.edu if you would like to be part of the women's exhibit team.

The second new exhibit will highlight the history of medicine in Mahwah. It will examine the growth and development of the medical field and will highlight Mahwah's practitioners, their methods and instruments throughout various periods.

Email John Edwards at sail36@verizon.net if you would like to help, or are willing to lend or donate artifacts, documents or photos for display in the exhibit.

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike. Its current exhibits are "The Ramsey Journal and the Dater Family," "Mail on the Move in Northwest Bergen," and "Hohokus Township: Mahwah and Boroughitis in Northwest Bergen." These exhibits will end on Sunday, June 19.

Permanent exhibits are "Les Paul in Mahwah" and "The Donald Cooper Model Railroad," which is open weekends 1-4 p.m. The museum will close for the season on June 19. The museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members, and members and children are free.

Visit the website or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.

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