• Upcoming Events

    1. Museum Day Live!

      September 23 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    2. Annual Dinner and Benefit: Lighting the Way

      September 23 from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    3. After School @ the Museum

      September 26 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. After School @ the Museum

      October 3 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    5. Bottle Hill Day

      October 7 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    6. Edison and the Origins of Electric Lighting – Lecture

      October 15 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    7. After School @ the Museum

      October 17 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. After School @ the Museum

      October 24 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    9. Tricks ‘n’ Treats – Halloween Drop-in Craft

      October 28 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    10. After School @ the Museum

      November 7 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 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