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March Kids' Club at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

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West Orange resident, Gavin Yang proudly posses with his hand-made glasses.
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Camille Miller of Madison shows off the wacky glasses she made during METC's Kids' Club.
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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host Kids' Club on Wednesday, March 3rd and Thursday, March 18th from 4:00-5:30pm. This popular after-school program, allows participants to have the opportunity take part in a number of hands-on activities, while exploring the Museum and facets of Early American history.

Kids' Club, Here's Looking at You! Wednesday, March 3rd Children will make their own set of wacky glasses. Participants are encouraged to bring in a pair of old glasses to be donated to New Eyes for the Needy.

Kids' Club, Spring Holidays Thursday, March 18th 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Attendees will welcome in spring as they create festive placemats to use at home.

Open to children ages 6-11, Kids' Club is a hands-on, bi-monthly, after-school activities program. Children will learn about different aspects of Colonial American life through interactive lessons and craft activities. Each month there will be two new sessions to choose from. No two sessions are alike. Children may register for as many sessions as they please.

Pre-registration required, call 973-377-2982 x12 or visit www.metc.org for more information. Admission for Members is $18 for 1 session and $40 for any 3. For Non-members, admission is $20 for 1 session and $50 for any 3.

Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children, and free for Members. 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 & Major Holidays. (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

 

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