the Museum of
Early Trades & Crafts (METC)
heart of downtown Madison, NJ,
in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the
Register of Historic places, the Museum of
Early Trades & Crafts explores
18th- and 19th-century American history with a focus on New Jersey.
Drawing on its collection of over 8000 hand tools
and their products,
METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of
who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization
country. The Museum
offers visitors of
all ages a broad range of changing exhibits and related programs that
many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity
trades performed by both men and women.