MDTMA - 1632 St. Georges Ave - Rahway, NJ 07065 - (732)381-0441 ***
Mailing address: PO Box 1842 - Rahway, NJ 07065
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Recreation; by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders 2021 HEART Grant Program; by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities; by a 2019 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grant from the New Jersey Cultural Trust; and by pandemic-relief funding from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Union County COVID-19 Relief, and New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act. Phase III of the restoration of the historic Merchants and Drovers Tavern is currently funded by capital grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust and Union County.
The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this association do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
The MDTMA is dedicated to preserving the Merchants and Drovers Tavern (c. 1795/1820), the Terrill Tavern (c. 1735), developing the site as a tavern museum and to interpreting the important role played by taverns in early American history; to provide a regional educational, cultural and historic resource; and to preserve local history.