Carriage to Car Day at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

July 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Green Village Road in front of the historic James Library Building

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) is excited to host Carriage to Car, a special day-long outdoor event that will offer an up close experience with both carriages and early automobiles. The event will take place on July 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Green Village Road in front of the historic James Library Building, home of the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts .
The event is a part of METC’s programming in connection with our current exhibit, “Are We There Yet? Stories of Travel by Stagecoach and Steam.” This exhibit tells the story of early travel in New Jersey, just before the invention of the automobile. Through the exhibit our visitors can learn more about the details of travel throughout our country, comparing it to the high speed travel of the 21st century.
The Museum’s Carriage to Car event will appeal to families, car enthusiasts and history buffs and will showcase at least two historic Stanley Steamer automobiles from 1899 and the early 1900’s and a 19th century carriage. The day-long event will include food, games and other activities for all, and the museum will be open for guided tours. Partial sponsorship for the event was graciously provided by Madison Jaguar.
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At METC visitors can explore American history with a focus on the life and stories of 18th- and 19th- century craftsmen and artisans from New Jersey. Drawing on its rich collection, METC is connecting the lives of people and their stories. METC is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. (closed Sundays during July and August).

(above) Photo of a 1899 Stanley Steamer Locomobile that will be on display as part of the Carriage to Car event, showcasing historical vehicles, at the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts on July 14.