Matthews Heritage Museum

Matthews, North Carolina

Matthews Heritage Museum

"Where Children Experience…and Adults Remember"

Calendar of Events

On Display

Items from a Christmas Past The Matthews Heritage Museum is pleased to announce its next exhibit titled "Christmas Past " on display until January 19, 2019. On display is a collection of early to mid 20 century decorations including Santas and sleighs, post cards and story books and favorite family ornaments.

The variety of ornaments on display, many coming from Germany, will likely enable you to say, “We had that ornament.” Many of these, made by Shiny Brite, were made in large quantities. You will able to see the difference in early 20s and 30s ornaments and those from the 40s and 50s.

From candles clipped to branches, to fat multicolored bulbs, to peacocks and pinecones, all have decorated our Christmas trees.

A variety of Christmas cards are also on display. Those in the colors of red, white and blue were published and plentiful during the World Wars. Christmas Past looks at the way we celebrated Christmas in years gone by!

During the Holiday Season we will be Closed Thanksgiving Day, and December 27, 28 and 29.

The Matthews Heritage Museum is open Thursday to Saturday from 10 to 4:30 p.m. The museum is located at 232 N. Trade Street. There is a small entrance fee.

To schedule a tour for school children, home-schoolers or senior groups, please call 704-708-4996. You can also contact the museum regarding a tour to Reservations for a guided tour are necessary.

Visit Us

Matthews Heritage Museum located at 232 North Trade Street,
downtown Matthews, North Carolina 28105

Open Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $4 for individuals over 17, $2 for individuals 11 or older. Free for children 10 and under. The first Saturday of every month is free.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available to the visiting public. Schools can schedule a guided tour by calling 704-708-4996. Admission is $4 per person, $2 for young people 11-17, children 10 and under are free. Parking is available on the street and behind the museum.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Museum is beginning to get scouts, senior groups and schools to schedule tours at the museum. We are looking for volunteers to join the already dozen women and men who are conducting guided tours of the museum. You will learn the local history of Matthews, from the early settlers to the present. Share the stories of yesteryear with our guests. Each volunteer is asked to take two shifts of 3 hours at the museum, or give two tours a month. Training is given on the first Tuesday of every month in the morning. In addition to learning history, you will enjoy getting to know this interesting group. Occasionally the volunteers will take trips to other historic sites of interest.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer, please call 704-708-4996 during our operating hours. Thank you for considering becoming a docent for the Matthews Heritage Museum…. Where children experience and adults remember.

Artwork by Sharon Schwenk - "The Yellow House on Trade"

Artist painting