• Upcoming Events

    1. Container Gardening with Beth Riley

      April 29 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    2. Mansion in May – Advanced Ticket Sales End

      April 30
    3. Let’s Sit Together – The Bench Project

      May 12 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    4. Drop In Mother’s Day Craft

      May 13 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    5. A Love Affair with Roses: How Madison became the Rose City

      May 20 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    6. Pollinator Container Garden Workshop with Beth Riley

      June 1 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    7. Family Farm Day

      June 3 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    8. Herb Container Garden Workshop with Beth Riley

      June 14 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    9. Drop- In Father’s Day Craft

      June 17 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    10. Farm to Table Luncheon at Restaurant Serenade

      June 17 from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm


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


More About METC

Adults – $5
Students, Children and Adults 65+ – $3
Members & Children under 6 – FREE
Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
Guided Tours (by appointment only) – $8.00 per person


“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


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…

Preview Our Collection

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