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.
2018 Best Local Historic Site!
The Reid House was voted the 2018 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 and 2017, making this the third 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.
Matthews Reid House Gifted with Equipment
The Matthews Historical Foundation was gifted with equipment of a back flow prevention system. The gift of this equipment will provide many years of trouble free service to the MHF and keep our gardens and lawn looking wonderful. Read more here . The Matthews Historical Foundation extends sincere appreciation to Conbraco Industries for this gift.
Fall 2018 Calendar
Haunted Night at the Museum
Friday, October 12, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Tickets on Sale Now
$15 per person
Call for info 704-661-7984
19th Annual Dinner and Auction at Santé
November 5, 2018
Watch your email and regular mail for your Autumn Dinner invitation. If you do not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please call 704-846-6693.
Fall 2018 Newsletter
As the MHF Board restructures, the Fall Community Meetings are going on hiatus. We hope to announce some new ideas for the spring and next fall. See Newsletter
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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