Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison

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The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is a non-profit educational institution in Madison, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The museum's mission is:

To inspire a connection with New Jersey's history, culture, trades, and crafts.The museum's historic structure, the Madison Public Library and the James Building, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as Reference #: 80002512).
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  • We really enjoyed the exhibits. They were well laid out and clearly described. Don’t forget to check out the building itself. The stained glass windows and ornately carved woodwork is worth a visit...  more »
  • This is a small museum in a beautiful building that was originally a library. The building itself is worth seeing as an example of late victorian architecture. The artifacts are well displayed and.....  more »
  • Amazing place in Madison NJ! Must see! Building itself is piece of art. Exhibits are very interesting and educational not only for kids but for adults too. A lot of exhibits are hands on. Staff is wonderful! So pleasant and helpful. I don't recall such a good trade collection even in New York museums. Worth to spend money on admission.
  • A small but mighty museum that focuses on the people who literally built New Jersey, the skilled trades & crafts people. When you are surrounded by so many political historical sites & museums, this is a breath of fresh air to shift your thoughts to the real, everyday Americans. They also constantly ask the questions that make you think, "Are there ways that *I* do things that make a difference to the community around me?" The information is presented so beautifully that one could walk through and not even notice the stunning 1899 building. This was a library?! Wow! You just need to go experience it yourself.

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