• Upcoming Events

    1. Madison Holiday Arts Festival

      November 24 from 10:00 am - November 25 from 4:00 pm
    2. Museum Store Sunday

      November 26 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    3. After School @ the Museum

      November 28 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. “Greasy Luck” – Interactive Family Fun by History on the Hoof

      December 1 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    5. Holly Walk at METC

      December 2 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    6. Holly Walk at METC

      December 3 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    7. After School @ the Museum

      December 5 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. Light Up the Holidays Drop-in Craft

      December 9 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    9. After School @ the Museum – Make Up Day

      December 12 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    10. Optical Illusions – Children’s Program

      January 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Interactive Storytelling of "Greasy Luck" on December 1st

“Greasy Luck” is a family-friendly event that brings to life the exciting story of Leland Emerson, captain of the whaling ship Sarah Ann in the year 1843 through historically-based characters, songs, activities, and storytelling. This free event is made possible by the generous funding from Investors Bank. Registration is required for this event. Please register here.

"Greasy Luck" 
December 1

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…


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


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

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Highlights from the METC Collection

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