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Metlar-Bodine has battened down the hatches in the face of its latest challenge: COVID-19!

FORCED…to close to the public, cancel its major fundraising event and all educational programs, and cut expenses ruthlessly, its newest challenge and unique opportunity, too, is postponed. We need your financial support NOW!


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The museum is closed until further notice. Inquires can be left on the museums voicemail or via the website.


Plans for the new addition

The museum’s capital campaign to raise $2,000,000 began in 2017. These funds will help to create new exhibits, establish an endowment, and build an addition to house the Ross Hall Wall, a unique artifact of priceless historical worth. To discover the Wall's remarkable past watch the Campaign Video by clicking on the link above and to contribute go to     

The Metlar/Bodine House Museum
1281 River Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 732-463-8363

The Fire
On Thursday Night, July 17th 2003, the Metlar-Bodine House Museum suffered a serious fire that destroyed a great deal of its collection and one-third of the building. Watch this video to see some of the damage.  The remainder of the building and the collection were seriously damaged by smoke and water. Today the historic site is completely restored and a new accessible entrance with ADA compliant restrooms has been constructed. The building is now open to the public.