"Matthews Heritage Museum provides educational and engaging interactive experiences for all ages. The museum strives to nurture a healthy respect for the forward thinking of the early settlers and help guests reflect on the business environment, lifestyles and cultures of those early Matthews townspeople."
“Toys of Our Youth: Toys of the 50s, 60s and 70s”
The Matthews Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibit Toys of our Youth: A Collection of Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s on display from October 28, 2017 until January 27, 2018. From baby dolls and bride dolls, card games and games of skill, cowboys and stuffed animals, explore the toys that we all played with in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. In the early part of the 20th century, toys were simple often made of wood.
Whatever our age, toys have been our constant companions. They helped us to escape, to dream, and to be inventive. Step back in time and remember your childhood!
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The Matthews Heritage Museum was voted the Best Local Museum in the 2017 Charlotte Media Group Contest, run in the South Charlotte Weekly, Union County Weekly and Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly. The Museum won in 2016, making this our second year to receive the award!
The Historic Landmarks Commission has developed a video explaining the significance of the Outen Pottery and its potential for Matthews's future.
View the video featuring Dan Morrill.
Read the Fall 2017 issue of Foundations, MHF newsletter.
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The Matthews Heritage Museum is pleased to announce that Barbara Stegall is the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2016-2017. In addition to giving tours, she also helped to create a program for Girl Scouts to earn a badge from the museum. The MHM is appreciative of all the many volunteers serving at the museum! If you would like to volunteer, give us a call or email. Shown with Matthews Historical Foundation President Paula Lester (L).
Volunteers from Matthews Heritage Museum are featured in the annual Matthews Alive Parade - September 2017.
The Matthews Heritage Museum docent, Jacob Wyns, used archival materials to create a web project about the history of Matthews. Check out this link to learn more about Matthews, North Carolina, A Town in Cultural Transition.
The Matthews Heritage Museum is pleased to announce that it has added a new feature. The Museum has put up a “Little Free Library” in front of the museum. Like other library’s it’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.
In the beginning—2009–Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin, built a model of a one-room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. His neighbors and friends loved it. He built several more and gave them away. Each one had a sign that said FREE BOOKS. The Museum is hoping to feature books based on history, though we will allow any book to be placed there.
Our “Library” was built by Jason Surface, son of one of our volunteers. It is a miniature version of the Massey Clark House, 1880, which is the home of the Matthews Heritage Museum.
The Matthews Heritage Museum is open Thursday – Saturday from 10 – 4:30. Guided tours are available to the visiting public. Schools can schedule a guided tour by calling 704-708-4996. Admission is $4 per person, $2 for young people 11-17, children 10 and under are free. Parking is available on the street and behind the museum.
Matthews Heritage Museum, Matthews North Carolina