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Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays

1pm - 4pm


Our docents are volunteers who open the Museum, make our visitors comfortable, answer questions, and close the Museum at the end of the day.  Docents are needed from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays or Wednesdays from September to June when the Museum is open; and on Sundays from 2-4 p.m., June to October, when the Old Station is open.  Docents let us know their availablility, and are scheduled according to their requests.  Docents can work as often as they like, and new docents are teamed with experienced docents. 

Docenting for our newest exhibit, "Neighborhoods of Mahwah: 1913-2013" is a great way to learn about the history of Mahwah Township and how it developed from farmlands and factories into the town we know today.  Docents help with our permanent exhibits, "Les Paul in Mahwah" and The Donald Cooper Railroad as well.  The Old Station Museum and 1929 Erie Caboose is open in the summer on Sundays from 2-4 pm.   

If you chose to volunteer, you will be trained in all of the things you need to know about being a docent and you will be scheduled months in advance so you can know when you are to help.  Docents trade places with each other if emergencies arise so that the Museum or the Station always has a docent when the public is invited.  The training materials include extensive descriptions of our collections and our historians are usually available to answer questions.   To volunteer click here.


The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from NJ Historical Comm., Dept. of State.


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