The following information was submitted to Patch by the Mahwah Museum.
As part of the new Mahwah Museum exhibit “Neighborhoods of Mahwah: 1913-2013,” the Museum will host monthly gallery talks about each neighborhood.
East Mahwah, which includes Cragmere, Franklin Commons, Ramapo Gardens, Applewood, Paddington Square and the business district along Franklin Turnpike, will be featured in the first gallery talk, to be held at the museum on Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m.
Visitors to the Museum will be able to join the talk and learn about the Neighborhood of East Mahwah from Museum Trustee and lifelong Cragmere resident John Edwards. Visitors will be invited to share their own stories and photos.
Admission to the East Mahwah Gallery Talk is $3.
The East Mahwah exhibit includes information on The New Jersey Rapid Transit Trolley, and Betsy Ross Elementary School, which stands on what was once the Ezra Miller Estate. Another topic of the exhibit is the Bean Field, once used as a training ground by the National Guard, and now home to Franklin Commons and many businesses along Franklin Turnpike.
Some of the many picturesque homes of Cragmere are featured as is Joyce Kilmer, Cragmere’s most famous resident.
For more information on Museum events, gallery talks and lectures, visit www.mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.