Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Become a Member

METC Membership Levels

Our members are the support structure of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. Members are partners in our mission to share the story of early settlers’ lives and to preserve and explore the timeless cultural values of pre-industrial society in America. The Museum’s non-profit structure makes membership dues a vital part of our budget. Thank you for your support, and we hope we see you at METC soon. For more information about membership, please contact 973-377-2982 ext. 13 or [email protected].


$ 35
  • All member benefits for 1 yr.


$ 60
  • All member benefits for 1 yr.
  • All adults living at the same address and all children and/or grandchildren under 18 years old.


$ 150
  • Access to the North American Reciprocal Association
  • All member benefits for 1 yr.
  • Rent the James Library Building for private events
  • Private tour for you and 5 colleagues

Library Museum Pass

$ 75
  • For libraries and other institutions looking to offer benefits to their patrons
  • The pass included in this membership admits up to two adults, and all children in the family under age 18.

Benefits Available for all METC Member Levels

  • Free admission throughout the year
  • Access to our members-only webpage that includes lectures, behind-the-scenes footage, and more
  • Invitations to exclusive members-only events
  • 10% discount in the METC Store
  • Discounts on virtual and in person programs and events

Renew or Join for 2 Consecutive Years & Receive 15% Off

  • Individual Level now $59.50 for 2 years
  • Family Level now $102 for 2 years
  • Patron Level is now $255 for 2 years
  • Library Museum Pass Program level is now $127.50 for 2 years
NARM Benefits (Patron Level Membership)

What is NARM? The North American Reciprocal Association–over 1,000 arts, cultural and historical institutions, botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers. Click here for more information regarding NARM and the institutions who are members.

  • Free member admission
  • Discounts at museum shops
  • Discounts on special events

Give the Gift of Membership

Gifting memberships to individuals and families gives recipients access to the unique programs and events METC has to offer. Your gift membership will include a letter acknowledging your gift, outlining the membership level benefits, a membership card to use at museum entry, and information on our upcoming programs. When purchasing a gift membership online you will be prompted to enter both your information and the recipients.

Matching Gifts

Multiply your donation to METC through your company’s Matching Gift Program! If your company has a matching gifts program, please enclose the form with your registration.

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