METC is open for walk-in visits Tuesday to Friday and reservations are recommended on Saturday and Sunday.
See below for more information about making a reservation.

Merck's Commitment to Public Health

Join METC and Merck for a virtual program on February 4, 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. Discover the long history of Merck and learn how they navigated past pandemics through the eyes of this pharmaceutical company from 1895 to thru 1990s. Pre-registration is required for access to the Zoom link. Click here to register!

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