Welcome to Matthews Historical Foundation

Since its inception in 1987, the Matthews Historical Foundation (MHF) has been a non-profit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers. The mission and goal of the foundation is community service through the restoration and upkeep of The Reid House and surrounding property as well as bringing Matthews history to life.

The Matthews Historical Foundation is located in Matthews, North Carolina. Matthews Historical Foundation is the proud owner and caretaker of the Reid House and the Matthews Heritage Museum, both in downtown Matthews. A Matthews NC historic property, the Historic Reid House, is available as a rental venue for weddings and other events. The Matthews Heritage Museum is a museum full of adventure for all ages located in downtown Matthews NC. The historic house and museum are both located near Charlotte, North Carolina serving the communities of Matthews, Charlotte, Pineville, Uptown Charlotte, Elizabeth, Dilworth, Ballantyne, Wesley Chapel, Waxhaw, Myers Park and Indian Trail in the Charlotte North Carolina region.

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2017 Best Local Historic Site!

The Reid House was voted the 2017 Best Local Historic Site in the Charlotte Media Group Contest, run in the South Charlotte Weekly, Union County Weekly, and Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly. The Reid House won this award in 2016, making this the second year they received the award!! The Reid House and the Matthews Heritage Museum are owned and operated by the Matthews Historical Foundation. Thank you to all who support us!

Matthews Honored for Preservation

The Town of Matthews, in partnership with Matthews Historical Foundation, has been designated a Preserve America Community. Awarded from the US Department of the Interior, Matthews has the honor of becoming the 30th community in NC to receive this prestigious award. Read more about this prestigious award here and here.

FALL 2017
Community Meetings

Sept. 26 - Meeting Cancelled

October 24 -
“Matthews History” presented by Paula Lester

October 27 - The Charlotte Area Paranormal Society will conduct a paranormal investigation of the Historic Reid House on Friday, in two sessions 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm and 11:00 pm – 12:30 am by reservation only. Tickets are $15/person – ages 13 and up. Please contact Penny at 704-661-7984 for reservations.

Fall 2017 Newsletter

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President's Message

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Outen Pottery
A Matthews Treasure
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featuring Dan Morrill from the Historic Landmarks Comission

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Membership and Donations

Become a member of the Matthews Historical Foundation and support local history and preservation. We offer many donation possibilities from room naming rights to buying an honorary brick to making a monetary donation. As a 501(c)3, your MHF donations are a tax deduction for you. Join or donate now.

Thank You For Your Support - Together We Can Preserve the Past for the Future

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