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Madison Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Undergoes Phase Two Construction After 116 years


MADISON, NJ -Listed in the New Jersey and National historic places register is Madison’s very own Museum of Trade, located at 9 Main St. The history museum focuses on the people who worked and lived in New Jersey during the 18th and 19th Century.

The Madison Museum of Trade is currently undergoing a 1.5 million dollar renovation.

The building requires constant care and upkeep, due to water damage, to preserve the architect of the building.

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The reconstruction started in 2013 and will be completely finished in about two or three more years. The building is currently in phase two of its construction. Much of the outside concrete, stone and inside work was done in phase one. During this time water barriers were installed to ensure moisture would no longer be able to get into the building.

”It will improve the museum, make it safer, preserve the artifacts, and make sure the building stands for future generations,” Deborah Starker, executive director said.

In order to make the renovation possible the Madison Museum of Trade had to apply for funding through the Morristown County Historic Preservation Trust and the Madison Open Space Funding.

“I think it's an absolutely beautiful museum, it's a beautiful building. It’s a history museum, it tells a story. We pride ourselves in offering educational & historic artifacts,” Starker said.


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