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Upcoming METC Events

New Exhibit Opens at METC!

Good Earth: Pottery and Terra Cotta Industries in New Jersey is now open at METC. This exhibit follows the world-famous New Jersey clay industry from… Read More

Rosewood to Perform in Downtown Concert Series

METC and the Madison Downtown Development Commission invite guests on Friday, July 29, 6-8 p.m. to the third concert in the Downtown Concert Series,… Read More

Camp in a Day at METC!

Come spend a day at METC and have Summer fun like it’s 1899! Campers will have hands-on fun with toys, maker activities, cooking… Read More

Barba Roja Latin Band to Perform at Downtown Concert Series

On Friday, August 12 from 6-8 pm the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) and the Madison Downtown Development Commission invite guests… Read More

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…


“The children learned first-hand what their day would have been like 200 years ago.”

Montessori Children’s Academy

Short Hills

“The enthusiasm of the instructors was contagious! Hands-on project made the learning authentic. After the program the kids could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed the program.”

James Caldwell School


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