• Upcoming Events

    1. Camp in a Day – Stained Glass & Architecture

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

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

      August 30 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    4. Craft with Museum Educator – Weaving Discs

      August 31 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    5. Craft with Museum Educator – Bird Whirligigs

      September 1 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    6. Final Day for Garden State Exhibit

      September 2 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    7. Exhibit Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey Closes

      September 3
    8. METC Closed for New Exhibit Installation

      September 3 - September 18
    9. Downtown Concert Series – Reeds, Rhythm and All that Brass

      September 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    10. SPARK! The Explosive and Dirty History of Light opens to public!

      September 19 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

New Jersey History: Lighting the Way

Please join us for our annual dinner and benefit, with guest speaker Bart Oates, Super Bowl Champion and chair of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. For more information please visit our Gala & Fundraiser page.

Annual 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…

Hours

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

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 Exhibit Opens Tuesday, September 19th!

SPARK!

Highlights from the METC Collection

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