Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Sharing the past, imagining the future.
In 1970, Agnes and Edgar Law Land founded the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) with the donation of their extensive personal collection of 18th and 19th century artifacts representing the lives of the early immigrants to New Jersey.
Although much has changed at METC since the mid 20th century, the collection that was started by the Lands continues to tell the stories of the immigrants and innovators who travelled here from other parts of the world to work the land, raise their families and create communities. Today, the collection is cared for by professional collections management staff, providing opportunities for research and educational programming.