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Upcoming METC Events

Camp in a Day - What's Cookin'

Please note: If you are interested in registering your children for camps, please contact METC as soon as possible. Camp offerings with fewer than… Read More

Jumping the Gun to Rock the Downtown Concert Series at METC

On Friday, August 26 from 6-8 pm the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) and the Madison Downtown Development Commission invite guests… Read More

Sunnyside Jazz Concludes the 2016 Downtown Concert Series at METC

On Friday, September 9 from 6-8 pm the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) and the Madison Downtown Development Commission invite guests… 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