• Upcoming Events

    1. Downtown Concert Series – Barba Roja Latin Band

      July 28 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    2. Camp in a Day – The Garden State

      August 1 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    3. Camp in a Day – MakerSpace*

      August 10 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    4. Downtown Concert Series – Group Therapy Band

      August 11 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    5. Bringing Back the Harrison Apple – Lecture

      August 12 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    6. Camp in a Day – Here’s Lookin’ at You

      August 16 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    7. Camp in a Day – Stained Glass & Architecture

      August 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    8. Downtown Concert Series – Hatchet Jack

      August 25 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    9. Camp in a Day -Junior Archaeologist

      August 30 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    10. Exhibit Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey Closes

      September 3

Save the Date

Save the DateAnnual Dinner and Benefit , New Jersey History: Lighting the Way , to be held on September 23. For more information please visit our Gala & Fundraiser page.

More About METC

METC Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster the understanding, cultivation, and appreciation of America’s past by presenting and interpreting the history, culture, and lives of the inhabitants of New Jersey from its earliest settlement through the present day. Read More…

Our Historic Building

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is housed in the James Library building, built 1899-1900 to house the Madison Public Library. The architectural style is Richardsonian Romanesque Revival. Read More…

Museum Shop

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts has a lovely gift shop filled with many distinctive and affordable items. Stop by when you come to visit! Read More…


Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
*Closed on Holidays and Sundays in July and August


Adults – $5
Students, Children and Adults 65+ – $3
Members & Children under 6 – FREE
Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
Guided Tours (by appointment only) – $8.00 per person

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Highlights from the METC Collection

METC receives an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State