Calendar of Events

Sustar Pool 1946

Photo: Sustar Pool 1946

FALL 2017 Community Meetings

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

  • September 26 - Meeting Cancelled
  • October 24 - “Matthews History”
  • Paula Lester, Foundation president, will present a Power Point presentation of “Matthews History”. Please join us as we have a look at photos of old Matthews. The October 24, 2017 Community Meeting will be held at Woman’s Club, 208 South Trade St. Reception at 7:00 pm, meeting begins at 7:15 pm


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

Details in our upcoming Fall 2017 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.