The Matthews Heritage Museum offers tours to a variety of groups. Programs for school aged children are designed to meet Common Core and Essential Standard Goals for the North Carolina.
Discovering our Community: This tour is geared for 2nd and 3rd grade students exploring life at the turn of the century using Matthews and its businesses as an example of life in a rural town. Children will partake in several hands-on experiences to make history come to life. Approximately 45 minutes.
This is Matthews: This tour is given to seniors and civic groups scheduling a group tour. They will learn about Matthews’ history and the citizens who made the town what it is today. Approximately 60 minutes.
Cost: $4.00 -- Adults over 17
$2.00 – Over 10 – 17
Free – 10 and under
The Museum is beginning to get scouts, senior groups and schools to schedule tours at the museum. We are looking for volunteers to join the already dozen women and men who are conducting guided tours of the museum. You will learn the local history of Matthews, from the early settlers to the present. Share the stories of yesteryear with our guests. Each volunteer is asked to take two shifts of 3 hours at the museum, or give two tours a month. Training is given on the first Tuesday of every month in the morning. In addition to learning history, you will enjoy getting to know this interesting group. Occasionally the volunteers will take trips to other historic sites of interest.
To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please call 704-708-4996 during our operating hours. Thank you for considering becoming a docent for the Matthews Heritage Museum…. Where children experience and adults remember.