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Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

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

 Downtown Concert Series, Friday, July 11th 6 PM - 8 PM

Enjoy a FREE, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum.   Bring a blanket/chair and sit back and relax with a pleasant evening of music. Picnicking welcome. For more information call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.   Rain or Shine! In case of inclement weather concert will be held inside the Museum with first come first serve seating.   FREE!

Family Fun Day, Saturday, July 12th 1 PM - 3 PM
Join us at the Museum for lots of family fun. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. $5 for all participants & $3 for members.

Exhibit Lecture, Sunday, July 13th 2 PM
‘A Nest of Tories’: The American vs.   American Battle of Fort Lee, 1781, presented by Todd W. Braisted - The American Revolution was as much a civil war as anything else. This lecture focuses on Fort Lee and its strong Loyalist claims. Admission $7 for Non-Members, $5 for seniors and students & $3 for Members.   Advance registration recommended; call 973-377-2982.

Downtown Concert Series, Friday, August 8th 6 PM - 8 PM
Enjoy a FREE, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum.   Bring a blanket/chair and sit back and relax with a pleasant evening of music. Picnicking welcome. For more information call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.   Rain or Shine! In case of inclement weather concert will be held inside the Museum with first come first serve seating.   FREE!

Family Fun Day, Saturday, August 9th 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.

ABC’s of Kindergarten, Friday, August 29th 11 AM
Get ready for Kindergarten! Learn the ABC’s of Kindergarten with a one-hour program to help you and your child prepare for this next big step. Q & A, story-telling and crafts will take place. Advanced registration required, call 973-377-2982 x12. $3 admission/ person.

Downtown Concert Series, Friday, September 12th 6 PM - 8 PM
Enjoy a FREE, family-friendly outdoor concert on the lawn of the Museum.   Bring a blanket/chair and sit back and relax with a pleasant evening of music. Picnicking welcome. For more information call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.   Rain or Shine! In case of inclement weather concert will be held inside the Museum with first come first serve seating.   FREE!

Family Fun Day, Saturday, September 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.

Bottle Hill Day, Saturday, September 27th 11 AM - 4 PM
Enjoy a town wide festival that is free to the public. For more information visit www.rosenet.org or call 973-377-2982. FREE!

Tricks-N-Treats,   Family Fun Day, Saturday, October 25th 1 PM - 3 PM
Once again the Museum will host a hauntingly fun Halloween themed afternoon.   Come in costume and participate in a number of activities, including games and crafts. Pre-registration recommended. For more information call 973-377-2982 x12. Regular Admission.

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.

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.

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