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Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

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

Murder Ballads on the Harp, Friday, November 1st 7 PM
Join talented harpist Odarka Stockert as she enchants her audience with beautiful Halloween themed music. Space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Admission is $10 for Non-Members & $5 for Members. Call 973-377-2982 x14 for reservations.

Children’s Basket Making Workshop, Thursday, November 7th 4 PM
Join artist Elisabeth Kessler-Caporale as she leads a workshop just for children in the art of basket making. Children will learn the basket techniques and go home with a reed basket. Open to ages 7 (accompanied with an adult) and up. All supplies will be provided. Pre-registration required by Thursday, October 31st. Space is limited. Call 973-377-2982 x14.   Admission is $25 for non-members & $15 for Members (includes all supplies).

Family Fun Day,  Saturday, November 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.

Teddy Bear Picnic,  Thursday, 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,  Sunday, November  17th  2 PM Folk Traditions in New Jersey Grave Memorials presented by Gordon Bond.  Come learn about the folk tradition in New Jersey grave memorial that developed during the turn of the century and lead to unique one of a kind hand crafted stones. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x13.  Regular Admission.

Friday The Thirteenth,   Friday, December 13th 3:45-5:00 PM Learn about common superstitions and phobias. Create a silly phobia of your own. Story time & Snack. Advanced registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. $3 admission/ participant & Regular Admission for all others.

Family Fun Day,  Saturday, December 14th  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.

Holiday Sing, Saturday, December 14th 2:30 PM
Join in some holiday merriment with a good old fashioned sing sing featuring songs from Handel’s Messiah. Come to sing or just listen. Bring your own music if you have it. All are welcome! Regular Admission (sheet music extra). Call 973-377-2982 x12 for more information or to register.

2014

Harp Ensemble Concert, Sunday, January 5th 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 973-377-2982x14 for reservations.

Family Fun Day, Saturday, January 11th 1 PM - 3 PM
Join us at the Museum for a craft activity. Family Fun Day is held every 2nd Saturday of the month.     Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x12. Regular Admission.

Dragon Tales Pajama Party, Tuesday, January 14th 4 - 5 PM
Everyone is invited to a Dragon Pajama Party at the Museum. Come in your PJs, make some dragon crafts and meet dragon puppet "Hermione…" as she recites some of her favorite dragon stories.   Appropriate for children 2-6 years old.   Advance registration recommended; call 973-377-2982 x12.   $3 admission/ participant & Regular Admission for all others.

Exhibit Lecture, Sunday, January 26th 2 PM
Carved in Stone: Looking at American Art in New Jersey Burial Grounds presented by Kate Nearpass Ogden, PhD.   Come learn about the varied and important gravestone carvings at Hillside Cemetery in Madison, New Jersey. Advance registration recommended, call 973-377-2982 x13. Admission $7 for Non-Members & $3 for Members.

Blue Star Museum Season,  Memorial Day – Veteran’s Day  Regular Hours
As a thank you to those in the Armed Forces and their families, METC will once again participate in the Blue Star Museum program.  This is a free admission program available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), A DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, which includes active duty military and their immediate family members, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve.  For more information call 973-377-2982 x14 or visit www.metc.org.  FREE!

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.