“Tis the Season to be jolly…” And a jolly time you will have at our 3 rd Annual Holiday Bazaar featuring chances to win exquisite Gift Baskets containing gift certificates, each valued at $50 or more thanks to the generosity … Continue reading →
Step back in time for an enchanting candle-lit night of holiday merriment at Rahway’s own 227-year-old tavern. The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum’s annual Holiday Candlelight Evening will take place on Saturday, December 10 from 7-10 PM. The museum will … Continue reading →
We hope you’re able to tune in on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. to hear our latest Fireside Chat, this time with Lloyd Garrison, a nationally-acclaimed artist born and raised in Rahway. Lloyd is a self-taught fine artist who started … Continue reading →
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Mailing address: PO Box 1842 - Rahway, NJ 07065
The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum is supported in part by funding from 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; the Union County Board of County Commissioners 2022 HEART Grant Program; a New Jersey Council for the Humanities Incubation Grant; RSI Bank; and numerous individual donors. The museum has been supported in 2020-2022 by pandemic-relief funding from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund; the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Union County COVID-19 Relief; New Jersey Historical Commission; The City of Rahway COVID and Ida Relief; and grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the federal CARES Act and through the American Rescue Plan Act. (Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event/publication do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.) Phase III of the restoration of the historic Merchants and Drovers Tavern is being 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. The Tavern Museum, located at St. Georges Avenue (Rt. 27) and Westfield Avenue, is recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.