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Can You Give Us a Hand?

Like most not-for-profit museums, METC can't exist on admission and program charges alone. We depend on public and private granting agencies, and especially on the generosity of individual supporters, to fund the many activities that are necessary for us to fulfill our mission.

There are two basic ways to support our Museum:

  • Become a Member
  • Donate to our Annual Appeal

These are non-exclusive options - many people do both. Won't you join them, and us, by becoming one of our loyal supporters?

So what is the difference?

When you become a Member, you give a gift that provides returns to you. In return for your membership dues, you enjoy special members-only benefits such as free admission, discounts for special events and programs and at our Museum Shop, a subscription to our newsletter, etc. As a Member, you join our support structure and become a partner in our mission.

On the other hand, gifts to the
Annual Appeal are outright, 100% tax-deductible donations that are used to support the day-to-day operations of the Museum. Your gift is an investment in the future of METC that will help us to continue to engage, enlighten and educate all visitors for years to come. You can also help to support our historic James Library building, the crown jewel of Madison's historic district.

Please click on the buttons below to learn more about how you can help METC.


Questions? Call the Museum at (973) 377-2982 ext 11

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Annual Appeal and Giving Opportunities

Make a donation to the Museum as part of our
Annual Appeal or as a Bequest or Donation to honor a special person.

Your gift is an investment in the future of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, and will help us continue to make a distinct contribution to our community by enhancing the learning experience of thousands of school children and adults by providing insight into the lives of those who came before us. With your help we can continue to engage, enlighten and educate all visitors for years to come.

In America, museums are considered
one of the most important resources for educating the public and are viewed as trustworthy sources of objective information.1 Supporting the critical work that museums do is one way you can actively share in sustaining the cultural heritage of our nation and our state. Please join us in investing in the future by making a financial gift to METC. Help us keep history alive and well in New Jersey!

Your general support helps us to pay the bills, and to maintain our historic James Library Building.

For more information on giving opportunities for the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, and to explore the options for a designated contribution or bequest, please call our Executive Director at 973-377-2982 ext 11.


Click to open a "printer friendly"
Annual Appeal form.


Click to see some of the companies
that match their employees' donations.

1 Source: The American Association of Museums



"MEMBER (mem'ber) n. 1. a distinct part or element of a whole."

Our members are the support structure of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. It costs so little to achieve so much! Members are partners in our mission to tell the story of early settlers' lifeways and to preserve and explain the timeless cultural values of pre-industrial society in America.

The Museum's non-profit structure makes membership dues a vital part of our budget. Individual membership costs just $30 for one year. If you can offer us stronger support, please join at a Family rate, or become a Patron to show your stewardship. Thank you for your support, and we hope we see you at METC soon.



  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Subscription to the METC newsletter
  • 10% discount in the Museum shop
  • Discounts for trips and special events
  • Invitations to openings and special events
  • Building rentals for private functions (Patron level)


Matching Gifts Programs, under which companies match the gifts of their employees and retirees,
multiply donations to non-profit organizations like METC.

If your company has a matching gifts program, please enclose the form with your registration.


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membership registration form.

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