Calendar of Events

Community Meetings
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Community Meeting

Community Meetings

Tuesday, March 26, 2019- “Tank Town - a Good Place to Live”
Barbara Taylor, Director Matthews Heritage Museum, will present a Power Point Presentation on the exhibit Tank Town: A Good Place to Live. She will discuss the history of the churches of the area, the shot-gun school house, and the Matthews Colored School built with the help of the Rosenwald Foundation. Life in Tank Town, the early residents, and jobs they held will be highlighted. Meeting to be held at the Matthews Woman’s Club, 208 S. Trade Street, Downtown Matthews. Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Free to Foundation members, there is a $5 charge for non-members. For more information call 704-846-6693.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Matthews Historical Foundation. By investing in the past, we can insure the future.

Foundation News

The R.F. Outen Pottery in Matthews opened in the early 1950s. In the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly, MHF President Paula Lester states that "it is the last piece in the Matthews history puzzle". The Town of Matthews along with the Arts and Science Council and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission conducted a feasiblity study focusing on the property. Read the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly article and follow the button link for photos and information about the Outen Pottery.

From the Foundation President

Let me welcome you to the updated Matthews Historical Foundation (MHF) website. If you’re a member of MHF, we thank you for your support of Matthews history. If you’ll like to become a member, please click on our membership form. If you’re new to MHF, we want to offer you the opportunity to be part of the history activities in Matthews.