The following was submitted to Patch by the Mahwah Museum.
Santa Claus will visit the Donald Cooper Model Railroad at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, on Friday December 20 at 7 p.m.
This visit is part of the Mahwah Museum’s holiday celebration which features special hours on Friday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. between November 29 and December 20. At that time children of all ages can enjoy the model railroad and the Museum’s ongoing exhibits the Neighborhoods of Mahwah: 1913-2013 and Les Paul in Mahwah.
The Donald Cooper Model Railroad, donated by Mahwah resident Renee Darboe, includes many cars and locomotives from her late husband’s collection.
The layout and scenery have been created by dedicated volunteers who work many hours each week to maintain the cars and the tracks, and keep the railroad in good condition. The model contains replicas of a street fair, a skateboard park, the Great Falls of Patterson, and a working subway system. This railroad even includes Thomas the Tank Engine.
The regular hours for the Museum are on Wednesdays and weekends from1-4 p.m. Admission is $5 for non-members, children and members free. Further information is available at 201.512.0099 or at www.mahwahmuseum.org.