MADISON, NJ - The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) will virtually host its popular Architecture Tour of the magnificent James Library Building on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 1:30pm via Zoom.

Tickets to this specialty tour are $10 per person or Free for METC Members. Pre-registration is required to access the Zoom link and is available at

METC’s Architecture Tour is one of the museum’s most popular programs, and we are happy to be able to bring it to the community virtually. Alison Grenier-Poupel will lead an exterior and interior tour of the Richardsonian Romanesque structure. Grenier-Poupel is a METC Docent and architectural historian. She is a former member of the French Ministry of Culture, and has worked with restorers, architects, and other professionals in Paris and the Cathedral in Lyon, France.

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Built in 1899, the building was a gift to the residents of Madison by Gilded Age millionaire D. Willis James to serve as Madison’s library. The James Library Building became the home to the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in 1969 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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