• Upcoming Events

    1. After School @ the Museum – Make Up Day

      December 12 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    2. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America

      January 9, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    3. Optical Illusions – Children’s Program

      January 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    4. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America

      January 16, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    5. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America

      January 23, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    6. Edison and the Origins of Electric Lighting

      January 25, 2018 from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    7. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America

      January 30, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. Groundhog Prediction Children’s Party

      February 1, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    9. Yankee Ingenuity: Program Solving in Early America – Make Up Day

      February 6, 2018 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    10. Stained Glass Drop-in Craft

      February 10, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Light Up the Holidays Drop-in Craft on December 9 at 12pm

Blue and White Christmas Lights (2)

Children of all ages are invited to create unique holiday crafts using light bulbs or making candles. These sustainable and creative crafts, inspired by the SPARK! exhibit, will light up your holiday season!

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

Highlights from the METC Collection

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