ShoeBox Recycling Collection – $1 off admission for donation

April 1 – April 30
$1 Admission for Donation of Gently Used Shoes
During the month of April, bring gently used shoes to the museum for donation to the ShoeBox Recycling program and receive $1 off regular admission. The maximum discount per person is $1.

DO bring casual shoes, dress shoes, work boots, soccer cleats, sneakers, sandals (no flip-flops), heels, flats, loafers that are clean and tied or banded together in pairs.

DO NOT bring damaged shoes, wet/mildewed shoes, metal spikes, plastic shoes, slippers, dress boots, ski/winter boots, skates/blades.

DO visit our new exhibit of 19th shoes discovered in the walls of a 19th century Madison house!

Spring Break Drop-In Crafts at METC

de94b619328c5d43e7bb0652dfed1907_spring-break-clipart-spring-break-clipart-images_750-554Join 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 – Origami Frogs: Learn the paper folding art of origami! Fun for Passover!
  • Wednesday, April 12 – Broom Making: learn how to make a miniature broom!
  • Thursday, April 13 – Wool Felting: learn the craft of wool felting and make a bunny to take home!
  • Friday, April 14 – Garden Pinwheels: paint and decorate a pinwheel for your garden!

Container Gardening with Beth Riley

Herb Garden GardeningApril 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

Rose ClipartSaturday, 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.

Farm to Table Luncheon at Restaurant Serenade

Farm to Table Luncheon LogoThe Museum of Early Trades & Crafts invites you to a Farm to Table luncheon at Restaurant Serenade. Award-winning chef James Laird will join us for a discussion about cooking with locally sourced organic produce.

Farm to Table Luncheon
at Restaurant Serenade
6 Roosevelt Avenue

Chatham, NJ

Saturday, June 17, 2017

12:30 PM

$80 per person
$70 for METC members
Supporting the Museum’s Mission