Whether it’s Fardale, Cragmere, or West Mahwah, the history of the township, according to the Mahwah Museum, is a history of different neighborhoods that have come together.
After a summer hiatus, the museum is reopening this Saturday with a new exhibit that looks at this history – how each distinct section of town developed, and why they were able to fit together. The museum released the following teaser about the new exhibit:
“Neighborhoods of Mahwah 1913-2013” will open on Saturday September 14. This exhibit will examine the growth and development of the various areas of Mahwah – East Mahwah, Masonicus, West Mahwah, Stag Hill, The Depot, The Ridge, Fardale, Darlington and The Valley.
Each neighborhood has its own unique history, whether agricultural, industrial, rural or suburban, and in the last century these have become recognized communities in their own right. Many interesting photographs and artifacts will be on display to tell the story of these neighborhoods.
Starting Saturday, the Museum is open weekends and Wednesdays from 1-4 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.
And, Patch wants to hear about your neighborhood pride. Do you identify more with your neighborhood, or with the township as a whole? Is the separation between Mahwah neighborhoods really apparent, or has it mellowed over the years? Let us know in the comments section below.