Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Presents Mariners, Merchants & Pirates Exhibition

Early American seafaring techniques, tools and methods

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts presents Mariners, Merchants & Pirates an exhibition that will explore Early American seafaring techniques, tools and methods. Visitors will learn about the nautical navigation system of the time, and will view a wide variety of artifacts that were used in this direction-finding process. On view February 1, 2011 – Sunday, Sept 4, 2011.

In addition, Museum patrons will have the opportunity to discover more about pirates and privateers in New Jersey, the early effort to establish a major port in Perth Amboy, the types of goods and resources that shipped from New Jersey’s shores, and the basic tools of a salty tar (what sailors were called because of their waterproofed clothes).

Included in the new exhibit will be various hands-on elements that will further explore the Early American maritime.

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station.

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