Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

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Explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of 18th- and 19th- century craftsmen and artisans. Drawing on its rich collection, METC is connecting the lives of people and their stories, providing a bridge from the past to the future. Our museum is housed in a stunning Richardsonian Romanesque Revival building listed on the State and National Historic Buildings Registries and  was donated by local philanthropist D. Willis James to the people of Madison, NJ in 1900.METC offers exhibitions, educational programming, lectures, workshops and special events for visitors of all ages.