• Upcoming Events

    1. Sweet Treats Glass Blowing

      July 24 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2. Sweet Treats Glass Blowing Tour

      July 26 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    3. Downtown Concert Series – Brynn Stanley

      July 26 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    4. Downtown Concert Series – House of Hamill

      August 9 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    5. Summer Camp: Sweet Treats

      August 14 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    6. Summer Camp: Sweet Treats

      August 15 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    7. Summer Camp: Nature Art

      August 20 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    8. Summer Camp: The Trades of METC

      August 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    9. Summer Camp: Junior Archeologist

      August 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    10. Summer Camp: Junior Archeologist

      August 23 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

METC and DDC's Free Summer Concert Series

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Now Open!

Sweet Treats: Desserts & Delicacies from the Garden State

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Sweet Treats: Desserts & Delicacies from the Garden State will indulge your senses in the rich culinary
traditions that find their roots here in the Garden State. The exhibit features historic cookware, and draws from local recipes to help shape our understanding of the expertise and artisanship involved in creating these special dishes, many of which continue to be enjoyed today.

Working the Land Open to the Public!

 The new, state-of-the-art exhibit tells the story of early life in New Jersey, exploring the tools and strategies that helped people meet the challenges of working the land and highlights some significant “moments of change” that would eventually alter their lives. Regular METC admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children 6 and older, and free for members and children under 6. Family maximum admission $15.00.

Hours

Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
Closed on Easter, Sunday, April 21 and Independence Day, Thursday, July 4
*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

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…

Visitor Center & Gift 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…

Highlights from the METC Collection

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