• Upcoming Events

    1. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey

      January 22 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    2. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey

      January 29 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    3. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey

      February 5 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. Modern Embroidery Workshop

      February 7 from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    5. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey

      February 12 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    6. Kids Mini-Camp

      February 18 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    7. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey

      February 26 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey

      March 5 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    9. After School @ The Museum: Time Travel in New Jersey- Make Up Day

      March 19 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    10. Makers Day @ METC

      March 23 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

METC's Carriage to Car event a great success!

Thanks for joining us on Saturday, July 14.

NEW EXHIBIT OPEN!

Narrative Threads: New Jersey Quilts and Textiles

Spinning 2

Narrative Threads showcases historic textiles from the collection of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. The exhibit also features pieces made by contemporary New Jersey textile artists who draw inspiration from the past, while continuing to forge an exciting new future for the craft.

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 New Year’s Eve, Mon. Dec 31 and New Year’s Day, Tues. Jan. 1
*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

Modern Embroidery Workshop

Embroidery Pattern 2a

Join us on February 7th at 7pm to create an embroidery piece to display or gift proudly! Meg Mullin, a Madison local, will teach participants how to make art with needle and thread. Come prepared to have fun and use your hands.

Cost: $25 per person, ,$20 for Members

Registration is required and is available here.

Highlights from the METC Collection

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