Musicians can sign up to play precious guitars once owned by Les Paul at sessions to be held at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike on Wednesday October 24 and Wednesday December 5 from 6 – 10 p.m. Among the guitars available is one that was made especially for Les and used on the west coast in his performances there. An identical guitar was kept here on the East Coast for his use. There is a guitar specially made for Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and a custom guitar made by Gibson to honor the first responders on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
Up to five players can play together at each 45 minute session. Family and friends are welcome to observe. 45 minute sessions are $25 per guitar player and $5 per audience member.
Reservations and payment in advance are required. Please send them to Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, 07430. To request a reservation, visit www.mahwahmuseum.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-512-9213.
The Mahwah Museum, at 201 Franklin Turnpike, features exhibits “Les Paul In Mahwah” and “New Jersey Fights in the Civil War”, and is open Wednesday and Weekends from 1 to 5 PM. Also at the Museum, the The Donald Cooper Railroad, which has reopened after extensive maintenance, is open on weekends from 1 to 5 PM.
The Old Station Museum and Caboose, exhibiting a valuable collection of railroad based artifacts, is open on Sundays from 2-4 PM though the last weekend in October. The Old Station Museum is located at 1871 Old Station Lane, Mahwah. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family. For more information on the Mahwah Museum and its events, visit www.mahwahmuseum.org.
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Department of State.