METC is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am- 4pm for walk in visits. Reservations are required for visits on Saturday and Sunday and must be made at least 24 hour in advance.

Virtual Benefit

2020 Vision, METC’s first ever virtual benefit will be held on November 5 at 7pm. Click here to learn more!

Virtual Field Trips

Give your students an experience unlike any other! Most of METC’s school programs are available as live virtual experiences field trips that can be done with your class, whether your students are in the classroom or at home. Click here for more information!

Share Your Story Project

Everyone has a story to tell, and much of what we do at METC is preserving and sharing the unique stories of the people who lived in New Jersey in the past, helping us connect with each other through history. Living during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, we can think of no better way to help preserve history then by asking you to be a part of our “Share Your Stories” project. We hope you will share your stories, photos, and videos with us.

Read Other Stories

Walking The Map of Madison

As the weather warmed up in the Spring, we started taking Sunday walks. We wanted to avoid the typical walkways in town as they were crowding up and becoming the kind of scene we needed to avoid during social distancing. So, we took our walks into nearby neighborhoods. We have lived in Madison for 20 years […]

Crafts To-Go

METC is now offering activity kits with all the supplies you’ll need to create a fun craft at home! Our kits include instructions, supplies, and accompanying videos and activitiesKits can be picked up at METC or shipped to your home for an additional fee. Pick up information will be provided at registration.
Available Kits
Throwback Toys
Create your own toys from the past! Design a wooden top by mixing paint colors to create your own custom creation. Then, make your own marbles out of clay! Both of these toys can provide hours of fun!
Cost: $6
Appropriate for ages 3 and up with adult supervision

Fairy Tale Fun

Enjoy our Story Time videos and craft your own happily ever after! This kit includes all the supplies you need for 5 different crafts, including a made-up creature mask, simple weaving, coffee-filter tie dye and a mini broom inspired by some of our favorite fairy tales.

Cost: $8 (including a set of 8 markers) / $5 (markers not included)

Appropriate for ages 3 and up with adult supervision

METC receives an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State