The Old Station Museum and Caboose, 1871 Old Station Lane, Mahwah,
will be open on Memorial Day, May 28, after the parade and ceremony of
remembrance at Veterans Memorial Park.
The Station and Caboose will remain open until 5 p.m. Thereafter until October 28, the Station and Caboose will be open on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person and $5 for family groups. Children under 12 are free and, on
Memorial Day, there is no charge for veterans. For more information
go to www.mahwahmuseum.org.
The Old Station Museum was built in 1871 and moved to its present location by the Mahwah Historical Society in 1965. Shortly thereafter it was opened as a Museum and has been continuously in operation ever since. The Mahwah Museum Society, as successor to the Historical Society, now operates it as one of its venues.
The Station was a vital part of the history of Mahwah. Farmers were able to ship their products to a larger market, the community could provide recreation for summer visitors, and commuters could reach their workplaces in New York City.
The Station features a small operating model railroad and displays of many other interesting items from the railroad’s history. The 1929 caboose was brought to the site and refurbished as a museum as well. Visitors learn about the importance of the caboose as a nerve center of each train and a place for the crew to relax.
The Mahwah Museum at 201 Franklin Turnpike remains open on Wednesdays
and weekends from 1-5 p.m. through June 30 and on Sundays through July
29. It features “Les Paul in Mahwah: A Tribute,” “New Jersey Fights
in the Civil War” and the Donald Cooper HO-Scale Model Railroad.
On June 9, at the Trustees Pavilion at , at 7:30 p.m. the Museum is holding a Gala to celebrate what would have been Les Paul’s 97th birthday. The celebration, with a $25 price, features wine, hors d'oevres, light fare and a birthday cake. There will be live music by Lou Pallo and others. Many autographed collectibles donated to the Museum by a prominent Les Paul autograph collector will be offered in a silent auction. There will be a live auction of autographed guitars—including one signed by George Benson and another signed by Eric Clapton – and other music memorabilia.
Tickets to both the Gala and the Raffle can be purchased at the Mahwah Museum, Tickets for the raffle are also available at Devon Fine Jewelry (303 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff), Robbie’s Music (280 Route 17, Mahwah) and Alto Music (328 Rt. 59, Airmont, NY) and Mahwah Bar and Grill, 2 Island Road, Mahwah. Go to www.mahwahmuseum.org to order tickets by mail or online.
The above was submitted by the Mahwah Museum.
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