METC Ongoing Events

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Current Exhibit
Garden State: Living Off the Land in Early New Jersey

January 17, 2017 – September 3, 2017

How far is the distance from farm to table? For families in early New Jersey it was measured in inches. These families did not make their living “by bread alone.” They relied not only on wheat and corn, but also on bees, cows, apples, and vegetables to support themselves and their communities. The Garden State: Living off the Land in Early New Jersey explores the technology and tools, from bee smokers to cradle scythes, that farmers in 18th and 19th century New Jersey utilized in order to survive. The exhibit also features a new generation of Garden State farmers who are working to make the distance from farm to table a little bit shorter for today’s families.

 Guided Tours unlock the secrets of METC!

For an in-depth look at the current exhibit and the secrets of METC and the James Library Building, book a guided tour! We offer tours for all age groups and learning levels. Only $8 per person. Call 973-377-2982 ext. 12 to book a tour today!


METC and Paint the Town Yellow

Until May 1st

METC supports Paint the Town Yellow! This town-wide celebration of the International Day of Happiness (March 20th) has the goal of shining a light on the important issue of depression. For this event, METC has adopted three pieces of optimistic art that guests can view during their tour of the museum. The art will be displayed until May 2017. For more information about Paint the Town Yellow, go to


Shoe Recycling

Collection Drive: Gently Used Shoes in honor of new mini-exhibit

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!


Alnwick Hall - The AbbeyMansion in May – Advanced Ticket Sales

April 1 – April 30

$40 Per Ticket, Cash or Check Only!

METC is an advanced ticket sales location for Mansion in May 2017 Designer Showhouse and Gardens at Alnwick Hall – The Abbey. This popular fundraiser for the Women’s Association for Morristown Medical Center will help establish the Center for Nursing Innovation and Research at the medical center. Advanced tickets are $40 each and are only available at METC and other select locations until April 30. Once the Mansion opens on May 1, tickets will be $50 each. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check; credit cards are not accepted for Advanced Ticket sales. More information about Mansion in May can be found at