Facility Rentals

Thank you for thinking of METC for your event. Our elegant facility can be the perfect setting for a memorable and classic celebration.

Home to METC since its founding in 1969, the Historic James Library Building was built in 1899 by D. Willis James and served the community as the public library for over 60 years.  Built in the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style, the building has beautiful stained glass windows, finely detailed woodwork, stenciled walls, and three elaborately decorated fireplaces. It was restored to its original elegance in 1997, and as a museum incorporates exhibits on community life before the rise of large scale industrialization.

We welcome non-profit organizations. Businesses or corporations may apply for facility use if they are paid members of the Museum at the Patron level or higher.  Use of the premises for private events such as luncheons, teas, receptions, or corporate retreats and celebrations is permitted.  All uses must be for legal activities only.  Partisan political fundraisers are not permitted.

Because the Museum contains objects of significant historic, artistic, and financial value, we reserve the right to decide whether the proposed time or event is appropriate for the Museum. All uses must be consistent with the preservation of the property and the Museum’s collection and must not detract from the public image of the Museum. Museum policy follows the guidelines of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for Third Party use of Historic Properties.

Museum policy expressly prohibits the use of open flames for cooking, warming or decorative purposes.  The Museum is a non-smoking facility.

To begin the process of renting our facility, please contact
Business Manager  Mary Hann
at manager@metc.org  or at 973-377-2982 x14.

Facilities Use Fees
Number of People501(C)(3)
Non-Profit Organizations
1 - 25$100$160
26 - 50$150$240
51 - 75$200$320
76 - 100$250$400
The above fees are for the required minimum two-hour period. Additional time will be charged at 40% of the initial fee per one-hour period. Include set up and clean up time.

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