Sunday, July 25, 2010

NJ INDIAN LIFE EXPLORED AT MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES & CRAFTS IN MADISON

LENAPE: Tools & Daily Living
through December 31, 2010

Museum visitors to the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison will learn about the Lenape (le NAH pay), the indigenous Indians who lived on the land now known as New Jersey—how the tribe lived, worked and played before the Europeans arrived. Through various displays of the tools and artifacts, visitors will gain an understanding of what it was like to live in New Jersey as a member of a Lenape tribe.

Objects on display include ceramic vessels; burl bowls and baskets; a dugout canoe; tools used for working with wood, hunting and gardening; historic and contemporary Lenape clothing; and ceremonial objects.

The exhibit explores the things people made to survive, prosper and decorate their days. Lenape: Tools & Daily Living focuses on the earliest people who lived in this area, the native Lenape.

THE MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES & CRAFTS
9 Main Street (NJ Route 124 at Green Village Road)
Madison, NJ
It is about 28 miles west of New York and is easily reached from exit 35 of Interstate 287 or exit 7 of New Jersey Route 24

HOURS:
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 AM–4 PM
Sunday: Noon–5 PM
Closed major holidays

SUMMER HOURS:
The Museum will be closed on Sundays during July and August.

973.377.2982
http://www.metc.org/