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Happy Birthday METC!

Saturday, February 18, 10 AM – 4PM – Cake at the Museum! Come celebrate the 48th birthday of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Get a free slice of cake (while it lasts) and tour the new exhibit, “Garden State: Living off the Land in Early New Jersey.”

Fleece to Shawl Demonstration

Sunday, February 26
12:30 – 4:30 PM
Included with Admission to METC
Come see Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks and her talented team of spinners and weavers demonstrate the process of creating a beautiful scarf, from raw fleece to finished design. In this four-hour demonstration, the team will card, spin, weave, and finish using fleece dyed with natural plant dyes used by the early Americans farmers. Questions are encouraged!

The Tools and Steps for a Beautiful Spring Garden

Presented by Bill Moran of the Rutgers Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau
Sunday, March 12
2 PM
$8/$5 for METC Members
Register Online!
Come learn how to rejuvenate an old garden or create a new garden from scratch from Master Gardener Bill Moran. From the tools needed, new annuals and perennials, and to how to purchase healthy plants, Mr. Moran will share all the steps needed to plan a vegetable garden with three growing seasons continuing from mid March into early January. Registration by Friday, March 10, 2017 REQUIRED!

Spring Break Drop-In Crafts at METC

Join the Education Staff at METC for some fun drop-in crafts during Spring Break!
April 11 – April 14
Visit anytime between 11 AM and 3 PM
$5 per child, includes admission to museum
Register Online!

  • Tuesday, April 11 -Wool Felting: learn the craft of wool felting and make a bunny to take home!
  • Wednesday, April 12 – Broom Making: learn how to make a real broom to use at home!
  • Thursday, April 13 – Garden Pinwheels: paint and decorate a pinwheel for your garden!
  • Friday, April 14 – Origami Frogs: Learn the paper folding art of origami!

Container Gardening with Beth Riley

April 29, 1PM, $8/$5 for METC Members and Seniors. Register Online! As part of our exhibit related public program series, Beth Riley (who created METC’s own Griffin Garden) and proprietor of The Potted Garden, will conduct a tutorial on Container Gardens.  Container plantings can accent an existing garden, dress up a doorway, or be used to create an entire garden or terrace. We invite everyone to join us for this interactive event! 

A Love Affair with Roses: How Madison Became the Rose City

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3 PM, $8/$5 for METC Members & Seniors.  Register Online! A member of the Madison Garden Club and Madison Historical Society,  Cathie Coultas will offer unique insight into the history of the rose growing industry in Madison.  A descendant of one of Madison’s legendary rose growing families, Cathie will bring her own personal history to the lovely story of our Rose City.