The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940


WIDGET'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: Saturday, February 28, 2:00-3:00

Regular Admission: $5 for adults; $3 for all children participating in the program.

Widget the Beaver puppet is the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts' beloved mascot. Children ages 3-6 are invited to Widget's Birthday Party on Saturday, February 28, from 2:00-3:00. Children will learn about the importance of beavers on the environment, make beaver crafts, play Pin the Tail on the Beaver, and sing Happy Birthday to Widget while they enjoy birthday cake. Participants are encouraged to wear brown clothing because that's Widget's favorite color!

Space is limited. Pre-registration is highly recommended, call 973-377-2982.

Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children (ages 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 Mondays & major holidays. (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and 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. For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at