Calendar of Events

Ann and Jim Williams

SPRING 2018 Community Meetings

The Community Meetings are held the last Tuesday of April and October. Reception begins 7:00 pm - meeting to follow at 7:15 pm.

  • April 24 - “Meet Dr. and Mrs. Morrison”
  • Jim and Ann Williams will portray the Reverend and Mrs. Robert Hall Morrison. Dr. Morrison was a leading Presbyterian minister in NC and was founder of Charlotte First Presbyterian Church. In 1837, he founded Davidson College, convincing the Presbytery to support it, raising the money, choosing the land and supervising the construction, curriculum and enrollment. He served as the first College President and one of the first two professors. You will be able to meet and talk with Dr. Morrison and his wife Mary, the daughter of General Joseph Graham, a wealthy Lincoln County businessman.

    The Williams’ have been volunteers in the Charlotte history community for many years, researching events and people of the past to enable them to present in costume an accurate interpretation of history. Their first-person programs are always very popular and we are pleased to have them return to Matthews.

    The meeting will be held at the Matthews Woman’s Club, 208 South Trade Street. Free to members of the Foundation, $5 charge for non-members. The program will begin at 7:15 p.m. with a reception starting at 7:00 p.m. Call 704-846-6693 for meeting information.

Details in our Spring 2018 Newsletter.

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.