• Upcoming Events

    1. After School @ the Museum

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

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

      November 7 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. Lighting the Way: Pre-electric Source of Light

      November 9 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    5. “Messiah” sing at the Museum

      November 11 from 3:00 pm
    6. Teddy Bear Picnic

      November 14 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    7. After School @ the Museum

      November 14 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. Craft Cocktails & Conversation – Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

      November 16 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    9. After School @ the Museum

      November 28 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    10. “Greasy Luck” – Interactive Family Fun by History on the Hoof

      December 1 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Buy Your Ticket Now!

Join us at the museum for a lecture and cocktails with Dr. Richard E. Ocejo, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College, CUNY.  Reception is for adults 21+. Registration is required for this event, please click here to buy your tickets.  Or call 973-377-2982 ext. 13 to reserve over the phone.

Craft Cocktails & Conversation November 16

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…


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


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

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Highlights from the METC Collection

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