Matthews Reid House

The Historic Matthews Reid House is located at 134 West John Street in downtown Matthews, North Carolina.The Reid House is owned and operated by MHF.

Matthews Heritage Museum

Housed in the 1880 Massey-Clark House, one of the oldest buildings in downtown Matthews, the Matthews Heritage Museum is a step back in time.

Reid House Gardens

Volunteer time and/or donate plants to the Reid House Garden Project. Remember, when you give a plant, your gift “keeps on giving”. Cost list available.

Matthews Memories Cookbook

Matthews Memories, A Collection of Remembrances and Recipes from a Small Southern Town. 133 pages of stories and recipes with over 40 photos from early and contemporary Matthews cooks and kitchens.

Matthews Remembered DVD

The DVD Matthews Remembered features wonderful stories and fond memories of Matthews in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Also on this DVD is a 10 minute Outen Pottery narrative.

Cross Stitch

Wayne Haigler, owner, developed a series of 5 creative cross-stitch patterns depicting buildings and scenes in Matthews. Offered for sale at $10 each, with all the proceeds benefitting local restoration projects.


Over the years Matthews Historical Foundation (MHF) has benefitted from scout troops in our community. Matthews Historical Foundation salutes Brad And Justin Stojetz, Boy Scout Troop 164, Providence Presbyterian Church and Joey Sinopoli, Boy Scout Troop 140, Cross And Crown Lutheran Church.

Fullwood Award

Fullwood Restoration Award
recognizes refurbishing a home and making a positive impact on the neighborhood.

First Award 2000 - 130 South Ames Street

Second Award 2001 - 433 Main Street

Third Award 2002 - 400 Alexander Street

Fourth Award 2003 - 416 West John Street

Fifth Award 2005 - 341 Main Street

Sixth Award 2006 - 344 West John Street

Seventh Award 2008 - 500 West John Street

Eighth Award 2009 - 201 West Charles Street

Ninth Award 2009 - 300 South Trade Street

Tenth Award 2011 - 232 North Trade Street

Eleventh Award 2015 - 316 E Matthews Street