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Welcome to Matthews Living History Farm Museum

 


Events @ Matthews Farm Museum:

Tentative 2016 Event Schedule

May 13 -Farm School Day

July 16 - "Kick Back the Rug" Community Social

August 27 & 28 - Civil War Living History - Saturday, 9am-9pm, Sunday, 9am-3pm

September 24 - Heritage Day - Saturday, 10am -4pm

October 17 - 22 - Pumpkin Festival


Our Mission
    To preserve the cultural heritage of upper New River Valley circa 1900: artifacts, tools, equipment, methods and skills. Beyond this, our goal is to examine the successful adaptations early farm families made with respect to their social relationships and physical environment.
    The organizing principle is the LIVING HISTORY. Our goal is to remove the tools and equipment from the traditionally held spaces of walls and glass cases and put them to use for an experiential museum.
    We aspire to become a leading educational and research institution exploring the economic and social history of the Southern Appalachians.
Experience the history of place through:

  •     Workshops
  •     Heritage Day Events
  •     S.O.L. Based Field Trips
  •     Environmental Education
  •     Self-guided Tour