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Upcoming METC Events

HAT MAKING WORKSHOP

Hat Making Workshop Sunday, May 22, 2016 Check back soon for more information!       Read More

TAPESTRY IN AMERICA: THE LITTLE KNOWN HISTORY (LECTURE)

Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 p.m. Presented by Susan Martin Maffei, tapestry artist and conservator. $10 per participant (includes admission to METC) The art… Read More

MADISON'S ANNUAL SUMMER DOWNTOWN CONCERT SERIES

Music Series Annual Summer Downtown Concert Series Fridays – June 24, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 26 6-8 p.m.… 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…

Testimonials

“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

Springfield

Preview Our Collection

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