• Upcoming Events

    1. METC Travel Stories

      May 12 - August 30
    2. Downtown Concert Series: Barba Roja Latin Band

      July 27 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    3. Summer Camp: American Revolution Home Front

      August 1 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    4. Summer Camp: The Art of Eric Carle

      August 8 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    5. Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & the Vexations

      August 10 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    6. Summer Camp: Clay!

      August 15 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    7. Summer Camp: Mythical Creatures

      August 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    8. Downtown Concert Series: Jumping the Gun

      August 24 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    9. Summer Camp: Are We There Yet?

      August 28 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    10. Summer Camp: Are We There Yet?

      August 29 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Coming this Summer: METC's Carriage to Car, Antique Car Show

Join us on Saturday, July 14

Our family-friendly day at the car show will feature some rare models of transportation including a 19th century carriage and an original Stanley Steamer automobile.

Activities for kids and lots more. Stay tuned for additional details.  Sponsored in part by Madison Jaguar.

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

Holiday Hours
Closed on July 4


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

METC Travel Stories


Share your Travel Stories with METC – Traveling across the globe or down the street, help us compare 19th century to 21st century travel this summer! Beginning Saturday, May 12 pick up your Travel Passport at METC. Link your travel stories and photos on social media at #metctravelstories.  For more information about this program click 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