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Mahwah Museum Seeks Info About Archival Material

The Mahwah Museum seeks information about photos from the Martha Young Kuklinski Collection.
The Mahwah Museum seeks information about photos from the Martha Young Kuklinski Collection. Photo Credit: Mahwah Museum

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Any Youngs, Hagermans or Bodines out there? The archives staff at the Mahwah Museum is currently processing a large collection of photographs from the Martha Young Kuklinski Collection -- and they need help identifying people

Photos in that collection documents the lives of J. Frank Young (1905-1960) and Henrietta Morriss Young (1909-1984) and their families, ranging from 1910 through the 1940s. There are also some older historical family photographs.

Henrietta Morriss’ mother was Bessie Hagerman, and she lived with Andrew Hagerman. The photos from this branch of the family are fairly well labeled. The photographs of the Youngs, who came from Tallman, often have no labels at all. J. Frank Young's mother was Anne Jane Bodine, and his father was John Franklin Young. His siblings were Alta, Freda and John Young.

"If you can help up put names to faces, it would make this collection much more useful to researchers," the museum notes.

Contact the archive director of the Mahwah Museum by emailing director@mahwahmuseum.org or calling 201-512-0099 if you have any information about these photos or families.

The Mahwah Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike. Current exhibits include "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 include "Les Paul in Mahwah" and the Donald Cooper Model Railroad, which is open weekends 1-4 pm, through Sunday, June 19. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. Admission $5 for non-members, and free for members and children. Visit the website or call 201-512-0099 for information on events, membership and volunteering.

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