New Jersey

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Through this museum’s collections, explore the culture and the lives of 18th-19th century settlers. Learn about four local tradesmen who worked in Madison, and how they would have crafted their wares. Groups can role-play a day in colonial times, attending school in a one-room schoolhouse. Make a traditional hornbook, jot down notes using a quill pen, and participate in tin-punching. Discover some of the books, toys, and other amusements of years past. Lesson plans facilitate discussion and group-based activities, where students will investigate the importance trades had in community life, as well as the economic interdependence of 18th century communities.
 
Contact Info
Address: 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940. Morris County. Tel: 973-377-2982. Email: school@metc.org. Website: www.metc.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

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