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Carriage to Car Day at METC

July 14, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Picture yourself travelling by horse-drawn carriage from Newark, NJ to Philadelphia, PA in the late 1800s.  It was long, dusty, uncomfortable and monotonous.  Then along came the automobile and changed everything forever.

On Saturday, July 14, METC is excited to host a special day-long outdoor event, Carriage to Car that will offer an up close experience with a carriage and early automobiles.  The event is a part of our programming in connection with our current exhibit, Are We There Yet? Stories of Travel by Stagecoach and Steam.  This exhibit tells the story of early travel in New Jersey, before the invention of the automobile.  Through the exhibit our visitors can learn more about the details of travel throughout our country  and compare it to the high speed travel of the 21st century.

Our Carriage to Car event will appeal to families, car enthusiasts and history buffs and will showcase a historic Stanley Steamer automobile from 1899, two early 1900s cars and a 19th century carriage–without the horse!! Green Village Road in front of METC will be closed from 1pm-4pm to offer visitors an opportunity to view these extraordinary vehicles that harken back to a time when routine travel from place to place was a major event!  There will be games and other activities for all, and the museum will be open for guided tours. Grab some lunch from the Mexican Spice food truck that will be onsite.  Partial sponsorship for the event was generously provided by Madison Jaguar.

Many thanks to Sarah Stanley & Donald Davidson and Morris County Park Commission for providing the vehicles and knowledge to make this event possible.

For more information about this event email us at info@metc.org or give us a call!!

For more information about the cars and carriage please click the images below:



July 14, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main St
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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973 377-2982