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Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

(973) 377-2982
(973) 377-7358
9 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)

 

Saturday Craft Days: 10 AM - 4 PM 
Join us at the Museum every Saturday for drop-in seasonal crafts. Adults $5.00, Students & Children $3.00.

 

 "Murder Ballad" Harp Concert, Friday, October 10th  7 PM   
Get in the Halloween spirit with musicians Odarka Stockert and Friends as they perform "murder ballads" on the harp, guitar, and percussion.  These 16th century "murder ballads" are a sub-genre of the traditional ballad form and will fill the Museum with highly artistic and slightly eerie melodies.  Call to reserve your spot. Space is limited, x10.  Admission is $10 for Non-Members & $5 for Members. 

 

Exhibit Lecture, Sunday, October 19th 1-3 PM   
Join SAR member Norm Goos as he explores the role the 3rd Gloucester Battalion played in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton.  Admission $7 for Non-Members, $5 for seniors and students & $3 for Members.  Advance registration recommended, call x10.

 

Pumpkin Illumination, Friday, October 24th 5:15 – 6:30 PM
Join us for Madison’s first annual Pumpkin Illumination.Bring your carved pumpkin to the Museum’s front lawn at 5:15, then join us inside for story-time, arts and crafts. We will begin the Pumpkin Illumination at 6:15. This will be an evening of Halloween-y family fun for all ages! Participation on the lawn is free; admission for indoor activities is $5 per adult, $3 per child. For more information call 973-377-2982 x12. Please note: Pumpkin Illumination is being presented in lieu of “Tricks-n-Treats.”

Family Fun Day, Saturday, November 8th 1 PM - 3 PM

Join us at the Museum for lots of family fun and craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. Regular Admission.

Teddy Bear Picnic, Friday, November 14th 4 PM - 5 PM
Bring your teddy bear and help us honor National Teddy Bear Day, with a Teddy Bear Picnic for both human and stuffed visitors alike. Gather around our Museum Educator and listen to teddy bear stories. Take part in a fun teddy bear craft. Enjoy yummy teddy bear treats and an afternoon of teddy bear fun! Appropriate for children 2-6 years old. Advanced registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. $3 admission/ participant & Regular Admission for all others.

Exhibit Lecture "Celebrate New Jersey," Sunday, November 16th 2 PM
Linda Barth, a life-long resident of the Garden State, is a trustee of Celebrate New Jersey!, a grassroots movement that builds pride in and fosters a brighter future for New Jersey through educational programs and public initiatives. Join us in welcoming Linda as she explores the many ways in which Garden Staters can "Celebrate New Jersey." Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Admission is $10 for Non-Members & $5 for Members.  Call x10 for reservations. 

Exhibit Lecture "Forged in Philadelphia," Sunday, December 7th,   2 PM
Forged in Philadelphia depicts a time in America's history that is often overlooked: it's 1792 and the war for independence has ended, yet personal independence is still elusive for many. Join Chatham author Rebecca Gibby as she explores issues of race, foreign policy, and family dynamics of the post-Revolutionary War era. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Admission is $10 for Non-Members & $5 for Members.  Call x10 for reservations.

 

Family Fun Day, Saturday, December 13th 1 PM - 3 PM
Join us at the Museum for lots of family fun and craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. Regular Admission.

Harp Ensemble Concert, Sunday, January 4th  2 PM
Join musician Odarka Stockert as she gathers several of her fellow harpists, known as Harpantics, in one unbelievable afternoon of music.  Be swept away with the beauty of the ensemble's sound.  Space is limited.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended.  Admission is $10 for Non-Members & $5 for Members.  Call x10 for reservations.

 On going activities:

Field Trips & Outreaches
Our popular education programs focus on how people lived and worked in the 18th and 19th centuries.   Meeting New Jersey's Core Curriculum Content Standards, children get a hands-on lesson about history.   Programs can be held at the Museum or brought to your facility. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for a brochure or visit www.metc.org.

Senior Citizen Programs, Adult Groups & Outreaches
The Museum offers a variety of tours and programs for senior citizens or adult groups. Each program provides demonstrations and discussions. Optional crafts are also available. All programs can be brought to your facility, or can be presented at the Museum. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for more information or visit www.metc.org.

Scout Programs
Boy and Girl Scouts can fulfill requirements for badges, arrows and achievements with our interactive programs, where children take part in a lesson and make a craft to home. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for a brochure or visit www.metc.org.

Preschool & Young Children’s Groups
The Museum has a number of programs perfect of young children. Mothers, babysitters and mother’s helpers are encouraged to book a program that will entertain their little one in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Programs can be booked for groups of 5-10, so bring friends, neighbors or fellow club members with their children for a nice afternoon at the Museum. Call 973-377-2982 x12 for a brochure or visit www.metc.org.

 Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children (ages 6 and older), and free for members and children under 6.   Family maximum admission $13.00.   The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Mondays & Major Holidays. (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Closed Sunday & Monday.)  

Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey.  Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country.  The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station.  For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org