• Upcoming Events

    1. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America

      January 23 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    2. Edison and the Origins of Electric Lighting

      January 25 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    3. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America

      January 30 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. Groundhog Prediction Children’s Party

      February 1 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    5. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America – Make Up Day

      February 6 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    6. Stained Glass Drop-in Craft

      February 10 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    7. Achieving Artificial Light: Lighting Devices and the Civil War

      February 11 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    8. Yankee Ingenuity: Problem Solving in Early America – Make Up Day

      February 13 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    9. Final Day for Spark! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light Exhibit

      February 23 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    10. METC Closed for New Exhibit Installation

      February 24 - March 8

Register for the Groundhog Prediction Party on February 1st at 4pm

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Learn about the tradition of “Groundhog Day.” Meet the Groundhog puppet, make groundhog crafts, and enjoy groundhog stories & snacks. 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

New Transportation Exhibit Opening March 9th

Are We There Yet Banner OPEN Date

Highlights from the METC Collection

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