The Mahwah Museum will open Saturday, Sept. 26, with a new exhibit, “Revealed: Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote,” which is a revealing look at some of the toughest battles undertaken by women, several from New Jersey and New York, to win the right to vote.
This year is the centennial for the passage of the 19th Amendment. Suffragists, including New Jersey’s Alice Paul who pushed the boundaries of political and cultural courage, persisted despite arrests, prison terms, hunger strikes and forced-feedings in order to reach their goal. They challenged presidents and statesmen in order to achieve the passage of the 19th Amendment. This new exhibit tells the real story of how the vote was won.
Webinars and online workshops
The museum will be offering a series of webinars and online workshops during the 2020-2021 season. Virtual programs for the fall will include two guitar workshops, webinars on Palisades Amusement Park, the early years of Ridgewood and Gene Paul on his father, the guitarist Les Paul, who was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar.
There will also be two Ramapo College at 50 virtual programs. At the museum, the Donald Cooper Model Railroad will be revealing its newest feature, the Trackside Drive-In.
The new exhibit will join ongoing exhibits Palisades Park in Miniature, A College Comes to Mahwah, Ramapo College,1965-1975 and permanent exhibits Les Paul in Mahwah, the Lee Vold Gallery and the Donald Cooper Model Railroad.
Initially, the Museum Museum will be open one day a week, on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For the well-being and safety of visitors and volunteers, the museum will take precautionary health measures including mandatory masks, temperature checks, one-way traffic and 25 percent capacity.
Museum admission is free to members and children under the age of 18, $5 for non-members.
Visit the Mahwah Museum website at www.mahwahmuseum.org for more information, or call 201-512-0099.