The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is a history museum specifically about New Jersey and the people who lived and worked here from the colonial era through the age of industrialization. As such, we explore, interpret, and help our visitors understand the history and culture of the past and how it impacts our lives today. We are fortunate to have a robust collection of artifacts from which we can craft a story and create interpretive and informative exhibits that fulfill our mission. We feature permanent exhibits as well as special exhibits that rotate a few times a year. METC also provides education for schools, youth, and families with programs that encourage imagination, critical thinking, student inquiry, and project-based learning.