Les Paul Celebration To Help Reopen Mahwah Museum
Museum updated exhibit with new displays and planned 'Les Paul Trio' Tribute Concert while it was closed
Visitors to the Les Paul exhibit have a chance to learn about Les Paul, long-time Mahwah resident, inventor, musician and self-taught engineer. The exhibit also has several new items, making another visit a must for those who have already enjoyed “Les Paul in Mahwah.”
“ECHO,” an M. Hohner harmonica used by Les Paul during the early years of his career is a new feature of the display. Continuing as part of the exhibit is “The Log,” a fascinating visual of how a solid body guitar was built.
On Saturday, September 29, the Mahwah Museum and Ramapo College will sponsor the Second Annual Les Paul Tribute Concert at the College’s Berrie Center/Sharp Theater. The concert features the Les Paul Trio: musicians Lou Pallo, Nicki Parrott and John Coliani. Tickets are available now through the Berrie Center Box Office.
The “Gibson Bus,” Gibson Guitar Corporation’s traveling tour bus, will again be a part of the Mahwah Museum’s participation at Mahwah Day, September 22. The Gibson bus has a recording studio and visitors can play a guitar specially made by Gibson for Paul McCartney.
The Museum’s exhibit, “New Jersey Fights in the Civil War – Remembering Soldiers Buried in Mahwah” also continues through January, 2013. The new display “Medical Practices” introduces the visitor to the medical demands created by the war and highlights surgeons and nurses with ties to New Jersey, medical facilities, and instruments used.
The Old Station Museum, located at 1871 Old Station Lane, Mahwah, is open Sundays from 2-4 p.m. until the end of October 2012. The Station and Caboose show visitors how the railroad operated in its heyday.
The Museum’s Donald Cooper Railroad, the Museum’s HO-scale model railroad, is now fully functional with new routes, a fully operating yard and enhanced scenery. Engineers of all ages may come and visit the ever-changing railroad world.
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the New Jersey Historical commission in the Department of State.
The Museum is located at 201 Franklin Turnpike. The Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 and museum members and children under 12 are free. Visit www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099 for more information.
The above is a release from the Mahwah Museum.