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  • Upcoming Events

    1. After School Program: Junior Museum Curators

      April 24 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    2. After School Program: Junior Museum Curators

      May 1 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    3. After School Program: Junior Museum Curators

      May 8 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. After School Program: Junior Museum Curators

      May 15 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    5. Raise the Roof & Discover the “East New Jersey Cottage”

      May 17 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    6. METC Appraisal Night- Age Gets Better With Wine

      May 19 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    7. After School Program: Junior Museum Curators

      May 22 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. Carriage to Car

      July 14 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    9. Summer Camp: American Revolution Home Front

      August 1 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    10. Summer Camp: The Art of Eric Carle

      August 8 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Raise the Roof Demo and Lecture on May 17

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Historian and architect Janet Foster (pictured above) and master carpenter Tyler Merson — are collaborating on a two-part event. At 4pm, join Tyler Merson on our front lawn to build a scale model East Jersey Cottage and at 7pm step inside METC to hear all about this unique, architectural style from Janet Foster. Her talk, New Jersey, Down Jersey, and East Jersey – Architecture in the Jersey Colony, will explain this unique style of building. Event is free, donations welcome.

METC Appraisal Night on May 19

Invitation Appraisal Night

Fine wine and collectibles only get better with age! Join us for a wine and cheese tasting and bring in your family heirlooms and antiques for appraisal by professionals from Nye & Co. All appraisal items must be pre-registered. Register here.

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…

Hours

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

Holiday Hours
Closed on Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31, and Jan.1

Admission

Adults – $5
Students, Children and Adults 62+ – $3
Members & Children under 6 – FREE
Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
Guided Tours (by appointment only) – $8.00 per person

Are We There Yet? Stories of Travel by Stagecoach and Steam

Open now until September 5, 2018

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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