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Upcoming METC Events

"Garden State" to Open in January!

Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey - Opens January 17, 2017 On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, METC will open its… Read More

Murder at the Museum

Start the new year with a spirited evening of suspense and sleuthing at the Museum! On January 21, 2017, Murder at the Museum… 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…

Holiday Hours

Jan. 1-16 – Closed for installation of new exhibit
Jan. 17 – New exhibit opens to public

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


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


A New Benefit for
Thirteen, WLIW, and NJTV Members!
2-for-1 Admission and
10% Museum Shop Discount!

Thirteen Membercard
WLIW21 Membercard
NJTV Membercard

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