On Saturday, March 14th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. stop by the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts for March's Family Fun Day. Say goodbye to winter and welcome in spring with a spring-themed craft activity that is fun for the whole family. Also take time to "dig in" to the new exhibit Food for Thought.

Advanced registration is recommended: call 973-377-2982 x12.

Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors & children 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 Monday. (SUMMER HOURS: July & August, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 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