On Thursday, October 21st, the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host a *workshop for educators from 4pm -6pm.

The workshop will provide teachers with two hours of Continuing Education Units, and will feature crafts and history-based lesson ideas for the classroom. Participants will leave the workshop with lesson plans, create hands-on crafts, enjoy some light refreshments and tour the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts and its current exhibit Lenape: Tools & Daily Living.

$10 Admission (the fee will be waived for the first 10 teachers who book educational programs with the Museum).

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Educators are requested to RSVP; however, drop-ins are permitted on a first-come-first-served basis. RSVP to Meg Wastie, Education Coordinator, at (973) 377-2982, ext. 12 or by email to schools@metc.org.

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.