• Upcoming Events

    1. Maritime New Jersey: Knots & Ropes

      October 23 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    2. Surviving the 19th Century

      October 23 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    3. Toys and Games of the Past

      October 24 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. Cookbook Memoir Writing Workshop

      October 24 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    5. Art of Cursive Handwriting

      October 26 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    6. Maritime New Jersey: Pirates

      October 30 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    7. Maritime New Jersey: Sea Creatures

      November 6 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    8. Surviving the 19th Century

      November 6 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    9. New Jersey Animals of the 1800s: Wild Turkey

      November 7 from 10:00 am - 10:45 am
    10. Teachers’ Convention Mini Camp: A Day in the Life

      November 7 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Children & Family Programs

Looking for a fun and educational programs for your children? Click here for more information about our upcoming programs!

METC Architecture Tour

You asked for it! METC’s Architecture Tour is back! On Saturday, October 19 at 11am, join docent and architectural historian Alison Grenier-Poupel will lead a tour of Morris County’s most magnificent building. Click here for more information and to buy tickets!

Now Open!

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Sweet Treats: Desserts & Delicacies from the Garden State will indulge your senses in the rich culinary
traditions that find their roots here in the Garden State. The exhibit features historic cookware, and draws from local recipes to help shape our understanding of the expertise and artisanship involved in creating these special dishes, many of which continue to be enjoyed today.

Gather your favorite family recipes and memories to transform them into a treasured keepsake with Rita Papazian, cookbook memoir author, on Thursday, October 24 at 7pm. Click here for more information and to register!


Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
Closed on Sunday September 1st & Labor Day
*Closed on Holidays and Sundays in July and August


Adults – $5
Students, Children and Adults 62+ – $3
Members & Children under 6 – FREE
Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
Guided Tours (by appointment only) – $8.00 per person

More About METC

METC Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire a connection with New Jersey’s history, culture, trades, and crafts. Read More…

Our Historic Building

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is housed in the James Library building, built 1899-1900 to house the Madison Public Library. The architectural style is Richardsonian Romanesque Revival. Read More…

Visitor Center & Gift Shop

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts has a lovely gift shop filled with many distinctive and affordable items. Stop by when you come to visit! Read More…

Highlights from the METC Collection

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